Storms began popping up suddenly in the early afternoon, with severe thunderstorm warnings in Morgan County first, followed by thunderstorm and tornado warnings in Camden and Miller Counties. One report was made by law enforcement saying a funnel cloud did touch down in the area of highway 5 and business 5.
In addition to the trees and limbs that scattered the roads and damaged houses, two docks broke loose, one in the area of the Sierra Condos at the five mile mark and one at Camelot Estates. Apparently several boaters had pulled into the Niangua arm dock just as the weather hit and as they were waiting for the weather to pass the dock came loose. They were eventually rescued and the dock was towed back. At Camelot Estates, a 20 slip dock broke loose but did not travel very far. The Missouri State Water Patrol called dock companies in to keep the dock from posing any danger. And Lake Ozark and Osage Beach Fire were called to several incidents including a downed billboard in front of Wendy’s on highway 54 and a fire at the Monarch Plaza on Bagnell Dam Boulevard. Crews were called after electrical boxes in the back of the Monarch building caught fire. That incident was controlled quickly and the scene was cleared in about an hour. We are waiting for full details from Lake Ozark Fire on that incident.