While tornado warnings were issued for counties to the north, Madison County was not spared the storm damage which hit the area on Sunday night.
Although there was not even a severe thunderstorm warning in Madison County, Sheriff Katy McCutcheon said at 9:43 p.m. Sunday, she went to investigate a Facebook report of a tornado off of County Road 310 south and east of Marquand. Also, at 9:31 p.m., Madison County’s Missouri Department of Conservation Agent Clayton Lewis located trees down on Route DD, also in southeastern Madison County.
The Madison County Road and Bridge crew was able to cut away the trees and clear County Road 310 on Sunday night, while MoDOT did the same for Route DD.
Madison County 911 Dispatcher Kyle Rogers said a National Weather Service representative called Monday morning and said radar indicated a possible rotation between 8:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. in the area of the storm damage.
McCutcheon spoke with the National Weather Service again Monday night. She said there has been no official declaration of a tornado touching down in the area, but the NWS will be following up on the storm report on Tuesday.
The sheriff said the damage included the destruction of two sheds and a broken vehicle windshield on private property off of Route DD. There was a barn with parts of its roof torn off near County Road 310. Also, a carport was twisted and destroyed in the same area.