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Storm damages trees and downs power lines in and around Eolia

Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm

By Elizabeth O’Farrell

A storm blew through Pike County Tuesday morning, leaving downed trees and power lines in its wake.
The storm also inflicted serious damage on local agriculture.
A farmer in the Cyrene area had 800 acres of corn flattened by the storm, according to the local USDA office.
Trees were down all over Pike County, especially along Highway D, throughout Eolia and Bowling Green, damaging homes and taking down power lines.
Ameren Missouri reported Tuesday morning that they had 129 customers without power throughout Pike County.
The Consolidated Electric Cooperative listed 39 outages among its participants, affecting 800 members.
Repair crews were dispatched to repair downed and damaged lines.
Rainfall totals from the storm were estimated at 1.2 inches, according to Weathernet.com.

An Ameren Missouri Crew works to repair downed power lines off College Circle in Eolia.