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ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI) – Residents in St. Charles County are beginning to clean up after Wednesday evening’s storm rolled through the area.
One minute the sun was shining, the next, torrential rain and winds strong enough to topple trees right onto homes hit Carpenter Drive.Throughout the neighborhood, tree branches littered streets, lawns and rooftops. Residents also report damage to fences, vehicles, and mailboxes. One home required a crane in order to get a large tree off the roof.Many residents have stories of narrow misses. Amy Johnson’s husband was in a recliner near the window, recovering from surgery, when a tree fell down, grazing the side of the house uncomfortably close to where he sat.Cassandra Jones says a falling limb almost hit her brother when he went outside to bring in the lawn furniture.
As for the large tree outside Ryan Sutton’s bedroom? It fell while he was inside taking a nap, but luckily, in the opposite direction.
All together, there weren’t any injuries.
According to a storm spotter, this looked to be a micro-burst: a sudden, isolated, powerful storm, packing wind gusts of up to 90 miles an hour.
SPECIAL STORM DEBRIS PICKUP: As a result of the storm damage in the area of Mexico Road near Salt Lick Road and in other parts of St. peters, a special collection will be offered to residents until July 12 to help them dispose of their tree debris.
Residents can call 636-970-1456 to make a collection appointment. Collections will occur on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.