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Storms Cause Flooding, Damage Across Southern Missouri

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Additional flooding is possible across the Ozarks through Thursday morning.  Flood warnings remain in effect after heavy rains moved through southern Missouri.  Severe weather also impacted parts of southern Missouri Wednesday morning with numerous tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings issued.

According to storm reports submitted to the National Weather Service, there was flooding in Branson on Veterans Boulevard and Roark Valley Rd.  There were reports of 2 and a half inches of rain in 30 minutes near Table Rock Lake dam; there were flood waters running through downtown Reeds Spring; water rescues took place in Stone County on Highway 173 north of 76 with several vehicles in the water; numerous homes were flooded near Highways 176 and 160; multiple trees and light towers were blown down in Stone County a mile east of Silver Dollar City; and there were large trees down near Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theatre in Taney County.

Flash flood warnings are in effect:

  • Until 12:30 p.m. for northeast Benton, northwest Carroll, northwest Madison and Washington Counties in Arkansas
  • Until 12:45 p.m. for Benton and northwest Washington Counties in Arkansas
  • Until 2:30 p.m. in southeast Barry and southeast McDonald Counties in Missouri
  • Until 2:45 p.m. in east central Barry and Stone Counties
  • Until 3:30 p.m. in Christian and Taney Counties
  • Until 4:45 p.m. in Douglas, Ozark, eastern Taney, southern Webster and Wright Counties

A tornado watch is in effect until 3 p.m. in Douglas, Howell, Ozark, Texas and Webster Counties.
A flash flood watch is in effect in southern Missouri until Thursday morning.

A flood watch is in effect in northern Arkansas until Thursday morning.

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Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.