Tornado, Baseball-Sized Hail Wreak Havoc In Missouri

A tornado ravaged parts of Missouri on Saturday as winds gusted up to 90 mph and hail the size of baseballs fell, according to the National Weather Service.

According to a NWS storm report, animals were harmed during the destructive storm, but officials have yet to say if any people were injured. At least five persons were slain in the state in early April.

The storm on Saturday damaged a church roof in downtown Trenton and blew the roof off a hog farm, according to the NWS. A steel roof was also damaged by hail.

Tornado, Baseball-Sized Hail Wreak Havoc In Missouri

The National Weather Service warned of baseball, huge apple, and ping pong ball-sized hail. There were also severe thunderstorm warnings issued for the area.

A confirmed tornado was located north of Bucklin in Linn County on Saturday night, NWS tweeted. It was on a path to cross over Highway 36 between Bucklin and New Cambria in Macon County. Weather officials urged residents to take shelter in those areas.

Hundreds were also left without power in several counties, according to Emergency Management in Grundy County. Linn County was the most impacted with 424 outages reported.

Another 126 outages were reported in Grundy, with 86 outages reported in Livingston and 67 reported in Harrison. Tornado warnings were also issued for parts of Texas on Saturday night.

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