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No one injured after gas station damaged by straight line winds in Perry Co., Mo.

Crews responded to a gas station damaged by storms on Thursday evening, May 19.
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 6:59 PM CDT|Updated: May. 20, 2022 at 11:58 AM CDT
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PERRY COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - Crews responded to a gas station damaged by storms on Thursday evening, May 19.

Crews responded to a gas station damaged by storms on Thursday evening, May 19 in Perry County,...
Crews responded to a gas station damaged by storms on Thursday evening, May 19 in Perry County, Mo.(Robert Medline)

Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf confirmed the ZX gas station on Highway 51 near the Chester Bridge was damaged.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday when straight line winds damaged the awning over the fuel pumps.

According to the gas station’s corporate owners, no injuries were reported and one truck was trapped under the debris.

They said they plan to remove the awning and reopen the store until the awning can be replaced.

“Today we are going to get the canopy on the ground, make sure it’s safe and secure, open up our diesel lanes, the store back inside, so we’re operational,” Tony Koenig with Midwest Petroleum, said. “On Monday, we’ll have trucks here. We’ll cut up the canopy, get it out and reset dispensers probably Tuesday or Wednesday and be back operational.”

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