MIssouri Tornado: Tornadoes in Pacific, Fort Leonard Wood, Ozarks
Tornadoes Hit Missouri: Tornado Touches Down Ft. Leonard Wood, Ozarks, Pacific
Update Tornado Missouri: State of Emergency Declared, 5 Dead
Personnel at the State Emergency Management Agency have been communicating with local law enforcement and emergency responders and tracking the storms as they have moved across Missouri. This order from the Governor follows on those initial steps by activating the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan, which allows state agencies to coordinate directly with local jurisdictions to provide emergency services.
News reports say tornadoes have hit parts of Missouri including Ft. Leonard Wood, Pacific, and other parts of the Ozarks.
The most numerous reports are coming from Fort Leonard Wood where officials report that a tornado caused damage and injuries on the base. Information is limited due to apparent communications issues at the base. The Laclede County Office of Emergency Management posted on their Facebook page: "Laclede County Emergency Operations Center Staff assisting Ft. Wood EOC staff with communications relay due to tornado damage on Fort Leonard Wood." Reports into The National Weather Service from law enforcement state that three homes were damaged at Fort Leonard Wood.
So far at least one fatality has been confirmed in Dent County though the reports are still preliminary.
KDSK is reporting a tornado has hit Pacific, Missouri as well.
Sources tell Newschannel five that a tornado has touched down near Highway O and Highway N in Pacific, Missouri.
Newschannel five has also heard that multiple buildings have collapsed in that area.