Kirksville area recovers from severe storm

Sep 11, 2014

The Kirksville area is recovering from a severe storm that swept through the area early Wednesday morning. The weather resulted in downed power lines, flooding, and power outages.

The Sherriff’s Department said there are no reported deaths or injuries directly related to the storm, although a public works employee was injured during cleanup yesterday, according to KTVO.

Adair County Sherriff Robert Hardwick encourages residents to always be prepared in case severe storms hit the area.

“Always have a plan ahead of time if these types of situations occur, because you just never know when Mother Nature’s going to step in,” Hardwick said.

Truman State’s campus was also impacted by the storm according to Karl Schneider, Director of Physical Plant at the university.

“We had, um, quite a few branches down from trees across campus. Our grounds crew has gone around and picked those up.  They’re continuing to do that today and they might continue to do it tomorrow if they don’t finish today.” Schneider said.

Schneider also said they were having trouble with flooding in a few buildings and need to repair pipe insulation in a utility tunnel.

Due to the large amount of tree debris, the Kirksville Public Works Department will begin their fall brush and limb pickup early this year.

Pickup begins on Monday September 22nd and will reach all areas of the town.