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3 EF1 tornadoes hit Bollinger County, Puxico on Monday

A barn was destroyed in Greenbrier due to Monday's storm. A barn was destroyed in Greenbrier due to Monday's storm.
BOLLINGER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Crews cleaned up on Tuesday after three EF1 tornadoes tore through Bollinger County Monday afternoon.

People from the Bollinger County Road Department spent Tuesday clearing big limbs off the roads.

Communities like Greenbrier were heavily damaged with trees uprooted, barns and grain bins tossed and destroyed.

Bollinger County Commissioner James Null says the National Weather Service surveyed the damage on Tuesday.

The National Weather Service determined that three EF1 tornadoes hit the Puxico and southern Bollinger County area. Peak winds ranged from 86 to 110 miles per hour.

"I'm sure it was a tornado," Null said before the NWS confirmed it was a tornado. "They haven't decided a size or anything like that, but from the damage we've seen and what they're calculating, it looks like it definitely will be a tornado."

A NWS survey team found three tornado tracks across Stoddard and Bollinger counties. The three tracks were:

  • 3 miles east of Puxico to 1 mile west of Sturdivant
  • 3 miles southeast Zalma to 4 miles east of Zalma
  • 4 miles northeast Zalma to 4 miles southeast of Marble Hill 

The road department got to work as soon as the storms cleared, making sure everyone could get to school and work this morning. 

Null said the help of the the local fire department, civil defense and the local police department helped make the process easier.

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