Monday, March 31, 2008

Monday March 31, 2008 - Buffalo, MO Hit Hard

Blog post updated at 3:38pm 4/1/08 with tornado information.

At least 43 businesses and 13 homes were damaged or destroyed in Buffalo, MO today from the storms that roared through the area. The city of Buffalo was surprised by the storm, and was not able to sound the sirens.

Justin Gann (KC0EUJ), a fellow amateur radio operator whose truck is pictured to the right, had this to say:

"We were all in the PIP Internet building where I work watching it rain out the window and all the sudden everyone was running and looking for cover. The next thing we know the windows are blown out and we were looking at all the damage. It was all pretty sudden no tornado sirens or anything. The girlfriend of one of the guys was in the white car in the pic. She said she got in the back seat and laid down as it busted her window out. She was lucky."

The National Weather Service survey team has determined the following:

A TORNADO RATED EF-2 TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF PRAIRIE GROVE AND NEILL ROAD WHERE A TURKEY FARM WAS DAMAGED. INTERMITTENT DAMAGE OCCURRED ALONG A 5-MILE PATH WITH A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 300 YARDS...WHERE 40 HOMES WERE DAMAGED AND NINE HOMES WERE DESTROYED. THREE MINOR INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THE STORM LIFTED NEAR THE BUFFALO AIRPORT.

1 comment:

Brooke said...

Wow dad u have a big hit on this these pictures are cool a girl survived in a car wow! This is so cool.