Marissa hit hardest when storms strike St. Clair County

Marissa hit hardest when storms strike St. Clair County

Marissa hit hardest when storms strike St. Clair County

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 30, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Updated Friday, May 31 at 7:02 AM

(KMOV) – A St. Clair County neighborhood was one of the hardest hit areas after a line of storms swept across the bi-state area Thursday evening.

Randy Ley, the St. Clair County EMA Director, says the worst damage was in done Marissa.

It was still unclear Friday morning whether straight line winds or a tornado caused the damage. The National Weather Service is investigating.

Several trees were uprooted and homes damaged as winds of up to 40-60 mph and heavy rain thundered through around 7 p.m.

Residents found that the heavy wind gusts uprooted trees all over the community. Several residents found trees had snapped and landed on their vehicles.  

Another tree narrowly missed crashing into a home a few blocks away.  

Crews had Main Street blocked as they cleared power lines that were knocked down in and around the city's park. 

Police and fire crews will be working through the night to make sure all live wires are cleared and the streets are safe for residents.

No injuries were reported in Marissa. 

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