UPDATE: Occupants of a trailer in the Linn Creek area were able to evacuate their trailer early Friday morning without injury after a tree fell on their home. Osage Beach Fire Protection District responded to the incident and helped remove everyone safely after the occupants were trapped inside. Information from the OBFPD indicates they ran around six calls related to trees across the roadway in their district due to the storm.
UPDATE: Southwest Camden County Fire Protection District is reporting that they responded to the area of Lower Prairie Hollow Rd. off Highway J for a call this morning. Once on scene crews found the roadway completely blocked. The crews ventured further down and found storm damage to multiple homes and areas. The area is currently without power but the roads have been cleared so residents are able to get out. No further information is available at this time.
INITIAL REPORT: Emergency responders are evaluating damage in several locations in Camden County following an early morning storm.The storm moved through Camden County around 5 a.m.
According to information from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Camden County advised that severe weather went through the Georgene Rd. area taking down several hundred yards of trees and power lines and damaging an unknown number of homes as well as multiple docks and boats overturned in the 6 mile mark area of the Little Niangua Arm of Lake of the Ozarks. Brief video footage and pictures of the damage were tweeted by MSHP Troop F this morning.
Damage from severe weather at Lake of the Ozarks this morning. 6mm Little Niangua Arm. pic.twitter.com/gMmHBTxOLk— MSHP Troop F (@MSHPTrooperF) July 20, 2018
MODOT, Camden County deputies and MSHP Marine Division officers are in the area assisting with the damage.
Storm damage, Lake of the Ozarks/6 & 7mm of Little Niangua Arm pic.twitter.com/mmT5X3Xf4i— MSHP Troop F (@MSHPTrooperF) July 20, 2018
The most significant damage is being reported in the Lower Prairie Hollow area off of J Road in western Camden County and off Highway EE near Greenview as well as Lake Road 7-3. However, limbs and trees were reported down across the entire county.
Early reports included damage to trees, docks and boats, a few downed power lines and some roads blocked from limbs. Initial reports form the Camden County Emergency Management indicated there had been no reports of any other structural damage.
Power outages are being reported by Southwest Electric Cooperative. As of 9:30 a.m., 275 members were still being impacted in Camden County, clustered mainly in the greater Greenview area and west.
Mid-County Fire Protection District responded to calls from the EE area on the Niangua Arm of Lake of the Ozarks. Once on the scene, they said they were able to see damage across the lake in the Southwest Fire District area. Several docks in the area had flipped over, including a gas dock.
The National Weather Service had issued a “significant weather advisory” this morning. The advisory means there is a chance of isolated, scattered thunderstorms with an increased risk of hail, damaging winds and lightning. There has been no determination as of yet from the NWS indicating if it was a severe storm or tornadic activity.
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued early Friday morning for an area that included western Camden County.