Flooding, tornado damage reported after Missouri storm

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A spring storm that swept across Missouri churned up at least one tornado and is causing flooding along several rivers.

National Weather Service meteorologist Pamela Murray says western Missouri received from half an inch to 6 inches of rain late Saturday and early Sunday. The Fishing River overran its banks northeast of Kansas City, forcing evacuations in the small town of Mosby.

Stretches of the Missouri, Grand and Platte rivers are among those in flood stage. The flooding is mostly minor.

Murray says a tornado touched down east of Kansas City near the town of Sibley. A National Weather Service crew is evaluating damage that includes a destroyed camper.

Murray says a crew also is trying to determine whether a tornado is responsible for toppled trees near Clinton.


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