First Alert: Storms hit the Heartland on Sunday, multiple warnings issued

Strong storms across the Heartland on Sunday

(KFVS) - Scattered storms were moving through the Heartland this morning and afternoon.

First Alert 10pm forecast 6/23

Several tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in southeast Missouri, southern Illinois and western Kentucky.

This is what the storm looked like as it was coming into Cape Girardeau.

Posted by Mike Mohundro KFVS on Sunday, June 23, 2019

Damage reports

A marina was damaged at Kentucky Lake on Sunday afternoon in Marshall County.

The National Weather Service reports:

  • Roof damage and trees down on Butler County Road 470. There is also reports of a tree down on a house and car on County Road 461. There were trees down on Highway B in Carter County between Highway 21 and 60.
  • Siding was peeled back on a home in Delta, Mo. One inch limbs were down between Wyatt and Charleston, Mo. There were 60 mph winds reported in Cape Girardeau.
  • Wind damage was reported with trees down near Golconda, Illinois.
  • A church roof was damaged in Smithland, Ky. in Livingston County.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports

  • Limbs down at a number of locations around Lilvingston County. KY 453/Iuka Road was blocked at the south edge of Smithland near the Dollar General Store.
  • Livingston County is reporting trees down on a number of county roads. The county road department and fire and rescue personnel are working to clear those locations.
  • Crittenden County reports a tree down along KY 70 in the Frances area.

Graves County Sheriff Jon Hayden said areas near Clear Springs and Symsonia, Ky. were most affected by the storms.

One person was injured at Murray State University during Sunday’s storms.

Power outages by county

Power outages as of 11:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23

Ameren MO

Scott 63

Ameren IL

Massac 486

Mo. Co-op (Black River/Citizen’s Electric/Ozark Border)

Cape Girardeau 30

Madison 52

Wayne 16


West Ky. Rural Electric

Carlisle 83

Graves 884

Hickman 42

Marshall 335

Jackson Purchase Energy

Ballard 48

Carlisle 53

Graves 248

Livingston 750

Marshall 13

McCracken 758

Consumer-members who are currently experiencing an outage, should prepare to be out for several hours, possibly days.

Paducah Power System

Paducah 205

KY 305/Cairo Road is closed in McCracken County due to downed power lines as of 8 p.m. on Sunday. This is west of the I-24 Paducah Exit 3 Interchange. Utility crews are attempting to clear power lines intermingled with downed trees are that are blocking the roadway. Estimated duration is 4 to 6 hours.


Meteorologist Lisa Michaels says to expect mostly cloudy skies tonight with the chance scattered rain chances through the evening into Monday morning, but it is not looking severe.

Monday looks to be a drier day, but there is a chance for scattered rain-storms during the morning hours. This will clear out heading into the afternoon as a cold front will push through. High temps will be in the low to mid 80s.

We will continue to have a dry trend heading into next week.

There will be small increased chances of isolated rain/storm activity during the afternoons when we have peak heating.

Weather headlines

Many parts of the Heartland are experiencing flooding.

Officials in Jackson, Missouri have been working to restore power and clean up debris after storms came through the city on Friday.

The Cape Girardeau Region Airport suspended flights due to a power outage.

The Chester Bridge has reopened after being closed since June 2.

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