The National Weather Service (NWS) in Springfield will be sending two survey teams out today (Wednesday) to view storm damage across southwest Missouri and try to confirm if tornadoes caused the damage. NWS survey teams will be heading to southern Missouri’s Hartville, where State Representative Hannah Kelly says there is MAJOR DAMAGE to the town’s only grocery store:
Kelly tells Missourinet the Town and Country Supermarket manager saved lives by huddling everyone inside the freezer. NO fatalities nor serious injuries are reported. The store manager tells our Springfield television partner KOLR-10 that the supermarket’s ceiling has fallen in and that the building needs to be boarded up. Insurance adjusters and construction crews will be heading to southwest Missouri’s Hartville this (Wednesday) morning, where Tuesday’s storms caused MAJOR DAMAGE to the town’s only grocery store. State RepresentativeHannah Kelly tells Missourinet she credits the Town and Country Supermarket’s manager for saving lives:
Manager Josh Dugger (pronounced like slugger) tells our Springfield television partner KOLR-10 that 25 employees and customers went inside the produce cooler to wait out the storm. He says the storm “popped all our ears.” The store’s top priority now is to remove the debris and get the building boarded up. Survey teams from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Springfield will be heading out this (Wednesday) morning to view storm damage across the Ozarks, and work to confirm if tornadoes caused them. One team is heading to Hartville, which is about an hour east of Springfield. State Representative Hannah Kelly tells Missourinet there is damage outside the Wright County Courthouse, where people huddled inside the basement during the storm:
Construction crews have been working to build a new jail in Hartville, which is the county seat. Kelly says volunteer firefighters are currently working to remove debris there and at the nearby Town and Country Supermarket, which took a direct hit from the storm. The grocery store’s ceiling has fallen in.