Lebanon Power Restored After Squirrel Blew Transformer

The power’s back on in Lebanon. Yesterday morning, about 80 customers in the city were in the dark, even before the storms and lightning rolled through. Crews report a squirrel got into the feeder line, and they had to replace a transformer at Second Street and Jackson Avenue. 10-15 businesses were off line, starting about 6:50am. Most were back up by noon.

14 Year Old Run Over by Watercraft in Lake of the Ozarks

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol Division reports a 14 year old girl from Saint Louis was injured, yesterday, when she was run over by a jetski. Just before three in the afternoon, Kathrine Marks was being towed in an inner tube on Lake of the Ozarks, when 11 year old Christopher Marks failed to see her, as he was idling in the watercraft, and he inadvertently drove over her.

Two Missouri River Levees Breached, Truman Dam Discharge Up

Another Missouri River levee has breached. First, the U-S Army Corps of Engineers reported gushing water in Atchison County. Then, word that an earthen levee in Holt County has a breach about 75 yards long. It’s pushing water onto agricultural land. The town of Big Lake has about 150 residents, 30 remain, but the county is warning them to evacuate.
At Truman Lake, the discharge at the Dam is up to 32,900. The Lake’s current elevation is 711.20. Lake of the Ozarks is at 659.40.

FEMA Extends Disaster Assistance to Miller County

Governor Jay Nixon announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is extending public disaster assistance to Miller County. That means, the county will be able to seek reimbursement for some of the costs of response and recovery associated with the severe storms in April and May, including the tornado that hit Sedalia on May 25.