Stay tuned for further updates. A tornado that hit parts of Bollinger County, Missouri early this morning has caused deaths, injuries, and extensive damage.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), there are multiple fatalities and injuries after a tornado touched down just before 4:00am this morning.
Between 3:30am and 4:00am, a tornado warning was issued for Bollinger County and a trained spotter reported a tornado on the ground after 3:30am.
The MSHP said the tornado touched down in the area of Highway 34 near Grassy to the north of Marble Hill on Highway 51.
The number of deaths and injuries is unknown at this time. First responders and law enforcement are currently on the scene. Search and rescue efforts are well underway in the affected areas.
According to Bollinger County Sheriff Casey Graham, there is structural damage and road blockages in Glenallen and Grassy. Video and photos of the damage this tornado caused can be found below:
Sheriff Graham is urging everyone to avoid the area and he’ll provide more information in due course. It’s worth noting that a command center has been set up at Woodland High School in Marble Hill.
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