April 06, 2023

State Assisting Missouri Communities Affected by Deadly Bollinger County Tornado

On Wednesday, April 5, a deadly tornado swept through Bollinger County, Missouri, devastating homes, families, and businesses in the Glenallen area. Preliminary damage survey results from the National Weather Service rate the tornado as an EF-2 with estimated peak wind speeds of 130 miles per hour. Five fatalities were confirmed as well as several injuries.

“Our hearts go out to the families of the five individuals who lost their lives as well as all of those affected by this storm,” Governor Parson said. “We are grateful for the efforts of our state and local response agencies, first responders, utility crews, and volunteer partners, and we will continue to use all state resources possible to assist throughout the recovery process.”

Governor Parson joined local leaders and emergency response personnel yesterday to survey storm damage in the impact area. Initial damage assessments are currently underway to determine what programs can be requested to help support recovery. SEMA Regional Coordinators are on-scene assisting local teams with the assessments as well as other needs and concerns. Those who have experienced storm-related damage should report it to their local emergency management agency if they haven’t already.

Continue reading the news release from Governor Parson's office here


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