LEBANON, Mo. -- A powerful storm system speeding northeastward across Missouri has left a trail of uprooted trees and mostly minor property damage.
The storm swept into southwestern Missouri around midday Wednesday with estimated winds of up to 65 mph.
In Bland, Mayor Bruce Sassmann said the town sustained widespread damage in a roughly four-block area near the center of town after storms rolled in just after 4 p.m.
According to Sassmann, the town’s post officer had its front wall collapse and roof partially torn off.
A firehouse next door also sustained roof damage and a nearby lumber yard had part of its siding damaged.
No injuries were reported, but trees and power poles were toppled in several communities.
Officials in Greene and Polk counties reported siding and roofs torn from a few barns and outbuildings.
The storm reached the outskirts of the St. Louis area by late afternoon, causing similar damage in St. Charles, Gasconade and Franklin counties.