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Storms drop tornadoes in KC area; wind damage in Lake of the Ozarks region


Two tornadoes hit the Kansas City area early Wednesday -- part of a system that also caused wind damage in the Lake of the Ozarks area.

The National Weather Service in Kansas City said its preliminary assessments show an EF-1 tornado with 100 mph winds hit Johnson County, Kansas and Jackson County, Missouri.

A second tornado hit northeast Jackson County, near Buckner, the agency said. That twister packed 115 mph max winds.

The storm system caused more damage around the Lake of the Ozarks as it swept westward. Two people were hurt when a tree fell on a camper at about 4 a.m. at Fort Leonard Wood Recreational Area, the Osage Beach Fire Protection District said in a Facebook post. Wind speeds ranged anywhere from 50-60 mph as the storms hit.

Firefighters had to pull one person from the camper and both of the injured were stable when they were taken to Lake Regional Hospital, the fire district said.

A camper damaged by a storm in Camden County at the Fort Leonard Wood Recreational Area on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Courtesy Osage Beach Fire Protection District)

A dock's roof was reported damaged in Camden County and large trees were reported down along Highway 42 in Maries County. Multiple trees were felled between Sunrise Beach and Osage Beach, the National Weather Service's Springfield office reported. Trees were also down in Miller County, the agency reported.

The storms also caused power outages throughout the region Wednesday morning.

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