Friday evening storm report - KOAM TV 7

Friday evening storm report

9:25 PM CST - Jasper County Emergency Management Director Keith Stammer says he received some reports of high winds near the Joplin airport but other than that the impact in their area was pretty minimal.  He says they did receive some heavy rains but even that looks like it's slacked off, though they expect it to rain most of the night.

Stammer says he's thankful that residents continue to pay attention and react to watches and warnings when they're given.

 "We're very thankful and everybody seemed to react well," Stammer says.  "It's been two years (since the Joplin tornado) and if it's done anything it's raised the awareness of the area.


9:00 PM CST - Ottawa County Emergency Manager Joe Dan Morgan says they faired pretty well as the brunt of the system kind of slid north.  He says they have had a lot of rain and strong wind gusts and at this point are watching the storm cells to their west.


8:20 PM CST - Before the storm cell moved into Cherokee County, Larry Steeby of Labette County Emergency Management says their spotters saw a funnel cloud near Coffeyville.  Steeby says the funnel cloud was spotted a couple of times and it pretty much followed along the stateline, about two to three miles south of the stateline, and pretty much followed the stateline the entire time, but nobody ever saw it drop to the ground.

Steeby says all of the Labette County spotters are back in and at this point they are hoping they don't have to send them back out but will if the weather turns severe again.

He says right now water is the bigger concern.  He says they've had quite a bit of rain, especially in the southern part of Labette County.  He says a few low lying roads are not passable, but for so far most roads are good.


8:15 PM CST - Cherokee County Emergency Management says the Quapaw Tribe called in a report of a tornado on the ground south of Treece, Kansas.

We will post more on this activity as it is received.


8:00 PM CST - The Montgomery County Emergency Management office says they have yet to receive any damage reports but says there is a lot of water.

Please use caution and do not drive across any flooded roads.


7:20 PM CST - The Vernon County Emergency Management Director Dennis Kimrey tells us some tree limbs and power lines are reported to be down in the Sheldon, Missouri area.  He says while there was a tornado warning for their area, spotters never saw anything.

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