EF-1 tornado in Newton County damages home, causes outages
NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. – The National Weather Service says an EF-1 tornado took a manufactured home off its foundation in Newton County.
According to the National Weather Service survey report, the EF-1 tornado tracked parallel with I-49 through southern Newton County. It was southwest of Neosho.
Ninety miles per hour winds “forced a manufactured home off its foundation while collapsing the doors on a farm outbuilding,” according to the report. Several trees were also snapped and uprooted.
At 11:00 a.m. this morning, Oct. 11, 2021, New-Mac Electric crews were still working to restore power. Due to the power outage, Crowder College Neosho campus canceled classes for today.
New-Mac Electric Cooperative provided photos as they worked near Jaguar Road. The initial NWS survey indicated the tornado in Newton County came near Jaguar Road and Palm Road.
In northeastern Jasper County, the NWS says an EF-0 tornado caused damaged to trees, an outbuilding and some farm equipment. It then entered southeastern Barton County where damage was reported. (Read more: NWS team: EF-0 tornado hit northeastern Jasper County)
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