Storm damage reported in Butler Co., Mo.
BUTLER COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - At least one Butler County family is cleaning up from severe storms that pushed through the Heartland on Sunday, August 8.
A roof was blown off of a home near Highway 53 near Qulin.
Britni Thompson said in addition to the roof getting blown off of her mother and step father’s home there was other debris scattered around the area.
Her photos submitted to cNews also shows insulation from the roof inside the home near the front door.
Britni Thompson told us the storm was so fierce it lifted the vehicle she was in off the road. She said it was the scariest thing she had ever experienced.
Homeowners William and Cari Ann Martin said before the storm came, they were warned by their daughter.
“The clouds were rolling when they were coming this way,” they said. “And then all the sudden they just backed off. And then it just decided to go that way and just, it was like it dropped on us.”
The Martins decided to take cover inside the house.
“The storm started coming in,” they said. “We came outside and as looking at it then it started raining. And we went in and then a few minutes after that tree’s started swirling around in a circle and it sounded like a lightning bolt went off in the house whenever the front roof blew off and fell in on the back half of the house.”
The storms left extensive damage to the roof and inside the home.
“It’s mostly the roof. And it’s caved in, in the back so it’s rafters, electrical, air conditioning, everything,” Willam Martin said he’s thankful they survived. “I feel lucky because, you know we didn’t get hurt. And it’s not real super severe.”
The Butlers said they are immediately getting the roof patches, and plan to get the rest of the house fixed within the next few months.
There were reports of downed power lines and trees, as well.
Storms rolled through the area at approximately 7 p.m.
A tornado warning was issued for the area at the same time.
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