Aftermath of Isaac spins off tornadoes in SE Mo.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Isaac are spinning off tornadoes in southeast Missouri and dumping several inches of rain on the state.
Frank Casteel of the Butler County Sheriff's Department says two tornadoes touched down in the county late Saturday afternoon. But the only damage he knew of was some power lines on fire.
Casteel says the sheriff witnessed one of the tornadoes touch down in a rural area about 11 miles northeast of Popular Bluff. Trained storm spotters saw the second tornado cut a five-mile path through the southeastern part of the county.
In Missouri's Bootheel region, Dunklin County sheriff's deputies are tracking a tornado that destroyed a farm shop and damaged a home's roof.
The storm also dumped 4 to 6 inches of rain between Kansas City and Kirksville.
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