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PRESS-NEWS JOURNAL, CANTON, MO THURSDAY, MAY21, 2009 - PAGE 2 ."" Tornado? Submitted photo, courtesy of Brenda Boltz This photo shows a possible tornado and accompa- nying developing funnel cloud. It was taken north of Monticello the evening of May 13. PNI photo by Dan Steinbeck " A tree was snapped from the trunk at far left of photo Tree sheared and fell on a garage at the Bryan Hiller property in : Canton May 13. Lightning is believed to have hit the ' tree. Winds: Local damage is relatively minor (Continued from page 1) - Tornado warning si- rens sounded a little later in Canton, Lewistown and La- Belle. However, little dam- resulted from funnel olouds in Lewis County. 'o Happy Time Day Care raduation was set to start, Cad Canton R-V Super- i atendent David Tramel warned leaders Julie and Road problems PNI photo by Dan Steinbeck (Above) - Cantonian Joe LaCount walks through flooded Montgomery Street by Canton Senior Housing Friday after- noon. (At right) - County Road 210 off of Highway 156 by Ewing, washed out with heavy rains. PNI photo by Jennifer Pegler Floods:Heavy rains hit County Friday (Continued from page 1) was almost 10 feet lower too May 18, 2009. For the ginning May 17. This is last week. same time period last year,! 2.74 feet over technical The severe storms of 17.32 inches had fallen. ! food stage. May 15 also brought quar- For comparison, in l The Mississippi River ter sized hail near LaBelle 2007, 12.65 inches hadi at Gregory Landing crested for a short time just before fallen; in 2006, 10.39 at 17.2 feet about 7 p.m. noon, and pea-sized hail in inches had fallen; in 2005 May 16. Flood stage is 15 Canton later in the after- 8.29 inches had fallen, andl feet. noon. in 2004 5.59 inches had! The Middle Fabius Lock 20 Lockmaster fallen, i River a mile NNE of Ewing Larry Reever said the rains However, unlike last apparently crested at 19.5 of last week have pushed year, points north of Lewis Monday evening, May 18. the rainfall to date for the County aren't having all! Flood stage is 12 feet. year higher than it was last the rain problems. Reever! The North Fabius Riv- spring at the same time. said Locks 13 and 14 are! er five miles east of Ewing Reever said 21.7 inchesbelow normal and they are apparently crested at 19.63 had fallen from January 1 not experiencing flooding. feet Sunday, May 17, and had fallen below the 11 foot flood stage by Monday. The Wyaconda River west of Canton crested two and three-fourths feet over Tom Lay of the possibility the 18 foot flood stage on the tomado siren would be Saturday. ounded. POLE DOWN - Two Lewis County Rural Electrical Co- The South Fabius Riv- ', It sounded, and more operative employees study the area Thursday, May er near Newark crested at 100 people were 14 near where a pole was broken and tossed into a almost 13 feet Saturday, Uffled into a hallway for w :,'re fence on Route K. The pole was br( ken by heavy No flood stage is listed for ,, a bout alhalf:hqur,:A- er the : nds efore. .... the,river, but the river level, !-800-SOCKET-3 I w.s0dtet net...... r aql-clear was given, the Day graduation program Deer Ridge Cemetery, a junction. Law enforcement x as shortened, metal pole barn blew onto tried to slow down some and blocked the gravel road traffic there. "Everyone was very oooperative," Tramel said, for some time. There was an uncon- ' Paul Sulser, Principal Several state roadsfirmed report of a funnel Highland High School were closed for a time, due cloud at Gregory Landing, a Lewis County C-1 to trees or limbs on them, but no damage was report- S.chool board meeting was or due to flash flooding, ed. in* place, but while people These include Routes A, F, By Thursday, May 14, watched the skies, there K, and 81. there were several obvious no evacuation of the In Clark County, heavy places on Routes 16 and A board to locker rooms. This rains flooded both south- where water had been over was different than a storm a bound lanes of U.S. 61, the road, leaving a trail of week earlier where people just south of the Route Z mud and rocks. attending an FFA banquet were ushered to locker Ace Elder Automotive rooms. In Canton, after much Now offering 24 hour towing! of the tornado threat was passed, lightning is be- .Engine Repair .Brake Specialists lieved to have struck a dead.Shocks & Struts .Starters, alternators tree that fell on a garage. .Batteries, Oil, .Transmissions Bryan Hiller said the Lube & Suspension ,Computer Diagnostics lightning struck the tree oTuneUps .Electrical about 9:20 p.m. at his home A/C .Frame & Unibody Repairs on College Street. Owner, Tracy Elder Rt. P, Canton "I heard the lightning Office 573-288-0300Cell 573-406-2160 hit the tree and then I heard the impact of the tree hit- ting my garage. It was re- ally loud," said Hiller. Power was knocked out to the home and some riearby residences, but was restored about three hours later. Hiller's neighbor Lee Hammer said several years ago, another limb on the s ne tree fell on the ga- CNP Childr ss, rage, and AmerenUE offi- cials had to put a new pole and electrical box in. Quincy Medical Group is proud to announce the On 127th Avenue, a County Road south of the opening of the LaBelle Branch Clinic. Dr. Childress Early Deadline and Nurse Practitioner Stacia Briscoe provide The deadline for the comprehensive healthcare for the entire family. May 28 Press-News Jour- nal is changed because of the Monday holiday. Children's Health Men's Health Instead of the normal 3 Women's Health Preventive Medicine p.m. Monday deadline, the ad and news copy needs to Minor Injuries Chronic Conditions be at the newspaper by 5 Acute Illnesses Counseling Services p.m. Friday. The office will be closed Monday for the l lemorial Day holiday. LaBelle Branch Affiliate ' The newspaper is print- ed on Tuesdays and distrib- 1OOO Central Street dted Wednesday morning. LaBelle,MO 63447 The early deadline is neces- s'ary to assemble the news- and allow staff to have the holiday.