STORMS DAMAGE HOMES IN BUTLER COUNTY
The storms that crossed the area on Tuesday resulted in some damage to multiple homes in Butler County.
According to the National Weather Service, Tuesday morning in Butler County three trees came down on a home in the Rombauer area.
In Stoddard County, at least a dozen power poles were broken and dozens of trees were uprooted or had broken limbs.
In Wayne County trees fell on some power lines in the Hendrickson area.
Tuesday evening, a trained spotter reported that straight line winds appeared to cause a covered deck to be picked up and thrown approximately 100 yards north from a home in the Harviell area. The roof of the home received damage as did a chimney.
A barn also had tin removed from the roof.
MULTIPLE ROADS FLOODED IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Southeast Missouri received some heavy rains and storms on Tuesday which has resulted in some roads being flooded this morning.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, a portion of Route BB in Stoddard County is closed due to flooding. Flooding has also resulted in the closure of parts of Route H in Bollinger County as well as Route P and Missouri Highway 162 in New Madrid County.
Motorists are being reminded to never attempt to drive over flooded roadways.
POPLAR BLUFF R-1 SCHOOLS TO DISMISS EARLY ON THURSDAY
Summer will begin Thursday for Poplar Bluff R-1 students and parents should be aware that Poplar Bluff schools will be dismissing early tomorrow.
According to the Poplar Bluff School District, the middle school will be dismissing first at 11:30 am, followed by 11:40 am for the Junior High, 11:45 am for the High School, 12:30 pm for Kindergarten, and 12:45 pm for the elementary schools.
The Poplar Bluff High School Class of 2019 commencement ceremony will also be held on Thursday, beginning at 7 pm at the Black River Coliseum.
WWE TO RETURN TO POPLAR BLUFF IN JULY
WWE Superstars will be returning to Poplar Bluff this summer.
The SummerSlam Heatwave Tour will be will be making a stop at the Black River Coliseum on Monday, July 29th, beginning at 7:30 pm.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday at 10 am.
Tickets can be purchased at the Coliseum Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or online at ticketmaster.com
MOTORISTS ASKED TO USE CAUTION IN THE AREA OF THE 100 MILE YARD SALE
It is almost time for the annual 100 mile yard sale in Southeast Missouri.
The Memorial Day weekend event will run along Route 25 from Jackson to Kennett beginning tomorrow and continuing through May 27th.
Missouri Department of Transportation Traffic Engineer Craig Compas says that people should remember that there’s more traffic and more congestion along Route 25 this weekend than any other and drivers should be alert and look for pedestrian traffic.
Message boards will be in place along the route to alert drivers of the unusual traffic patterns and promote safe driving.
PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IN RIPLEY COUNTY TO DISCUSS GRANT APPLICATION
Officials in Ripley County will be hosting a public hearing today to discuss an application for a community development block grant.
The meeting has been scheduled for 10:30 am at the Ripley County Courthouse Commission Chambers in Doniphan.
The county is requesting approximately $487,000 in CDBG funds to rehabilitate and expand the Doniphan Senior Center. The total project cost is estimated at over $492,000 with an estimated $5,000 provided as in-kind labor to the project.
Staff will be present to answer questions during the hearing. For more information contact County Clerk Becky York at (573) 996-3215.