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Morning storms cause storm damage, result in parade cancellation

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Damage on the Lamar Square

A band of storms swept through the Newstalk KZRG listening area this morning, resulting in downed trees and causing one local parade to be cancelled and other storm damage.

The storms began sweeping through the area shortly after 8 a.m., resulting in severe weather warnings for Cherokee County, Crawford County, Barton County, Jasper County and northern Newton County.

A silo, no longer in active use, fell to the ground northeast of Lamar  during the storm and a semi-tractor trailer unit went out of control on I-49. The driver, 30-year-old Dorian Scales of Wichita, suffered minor injuries.

In Pittsburg, trees and tree limbs were damaged, in at least one case severely damaging a pickup truck parked at a residence.

In Lamar, some of the set-ups for the Lamar Free Fair were left in disarray.  As a result, the Rotary Parade, scheduled for 2 p.m., was cancelled.

“Our thoughts are with the city crews as they restore power and work to be able to continue the festivities later this afternoon and tonight,” a statement on the Rotary Club of Lamar, MO’s Facebook page stated.

 

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