Monday, March 13, 2006

STORMY NIGHT

Phone service has finally been restored to the southside CHATTER complex. Quite the night, as tornadoes slashed through southern Missouri, killing at one least person near Marionville.

City Utilities of Springfield on Monday reported:
Damage was heaviest in the far south portion of the electric distribution system…especially around the James River Power Station.

There was also a moderate outage along the I-44 corridor from the last storm of the night.

It is hoped that power can be restored later today in the Eagles Gate, Millwood, and Highland Springs developments ...

Damage was done to five of the six transmission circuits feeding out of the James River Power Plant.

A large steel structure at the Lake Springfield Dam bluff was damaged along with at least 15 sets of insulators on a transmission circuit feeding out from the west side of the James River Power Station.

Nine distribution poles were lost in the area of the Highway 60 & 65 intersection. The wind in the Eagles Gate area was so strong it blew some ground- mounted transformers off their concrete pads.
We were lucky in Springfield.

3 comments:

John Stone said...

Yes we were lucky ... once again ...

For those who have scanner radios .. .the HAMS have a Stormwatch net up in severe weather. We have a HAM sitting at the weather bureau and he is in contact with trained spotters and all the county emergency services all around SGF ... you can get weather info at least ten minutes before it filters down to radio and TV ...

The frequency for the net this year is 146.490 MHz .... Well worth buying a scanner to use a couple of times a year ....

Anonymous said...

According to a statement from the Governor's office, Matt Blunt will tour damaged areas of Christian County sometime this afternoon.

Not even a day into their tornado cleanup, and those poor folks down in Nixa and Clever are about to encounter another mindless, all-sucking force of destruction.

busplunge said...

My brother and his wife live on ZZ highway, about a mile west of Marionville. They lost their barn, their garage/machinery shed and their stable. Their 18 minature horses made it through ok.
Clean up will be a chore. The garage took a hit and probably saved his house and daughter's mobile. The barn has one wall leaning against bales of hay.
Luckily he and his family are ok.