Strong winds down trees, cause power outages

Published: Nov. 12, 2015 at 11:29 AM CST
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MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Strong winds moved through the Heartland overnight.

In Brian Alworth's First Alert forecast, he said wind gusts were reported from 10 to 30 miles per hour.

The winds are to blame for downed trees near Patton, Mo.

Ameren Missouri reports 396 people are without power in Mississippi County because of the storms.

Residents say lights are out around East Prairie, Mo.

A spokesperson with Ameren says more than 550 residents in Jefferson and Saint Francois Counties are also without power.

The spokesperson says crews are working to restore power. However, there is no time table for when that work will be completed.

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