A mid-afternoon storm made its way through southwest Missouri Saturday afternoon leaving a trail of minor damage throughout the Ozarks region.
According to the National Weather Service in Springfield and their Storm Reports page online, at 3:30 p.m. today a commercial building in Hollister, near Highway BB and Business 65, suffered exterior damage, a gas leak and trees down surrounding the building. Based on various social media posts about the storm damage, the damaged building appears to be that of B & L Power Equipment.
A video posted to Facebook, captured by Hollister Coffee Company Manager Issac Caughlan, shows debris flying through the air in a spiral motion across from his business.
Additional damage reports in Taney County included a large tree falling onto a mobile home on Kessler Drive in Walnut Shade, power lines down in Taneyville and uprooted oak trees in Brownbranch, according to the NWS in Springfield Online Storm Reports. Taney County Emergency Manager Chris Berndt also reported several trees down on Bear Creek and Reno Springs Road, north of Branson.
Several online reports show large trees down in the Empire Park area near Forsyth.
Storm damage in Stone County included reports of roof damage to two homes on Aunts Creek Road and a business at Highway 413 in Branson West, downed trees on power lines in Lampe near the 5000 Block of State Highway 13 and several trees down near the Kings River Bridge on Highway 86 in Golden, according to the NWS in Springfield Online Storm Reports.
Earlier this evening, White River Valley Electric Cooperative reported to its social page that 2600 of their customers were without power as wind gusts had blown tress into the lines and knocked down power poles. At around 9 p.m.WRVEC reported the number was customers without power was down to approximately 1000.