Severe storms with tornadoes, high winds and hail swept across the Midwest on Monday evening into Tuesday, causing widespread damage across the region.
Tornadoes caused injuries and damaged homes in Missouri. Officials reported at least 15 people were hurt as a tornado moved through Oak Grove. None of the injuries were life threatening.
Several airplanes and airplane hangers were damaged at the Johnson County Executive Airport near Kansas City, Missouri, as high winds knocked planes on their sides and tore hangers to pieces.
Many residents around the Kansas City, Missouri, area were without power for much of Monday evening. As many as 66,000 KC&L customers were affected at 8:40 p.m. CST, but the company restored power to many throughout Monday night.
Sizable hail was spotted throughout the area. Hail as big as chicken eggs was found in Kansas.
Wind gusts reached as high as 90 mph in Belle Plaine, Iowa. Widespread tree, power line and structural damage was reported from Iowa and Wisconsin to Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Drier weather will move in for cleanup efforts on Tuesday, but wind gusts between 40 and 60 mph could hinder recovery with further damage or power outages.
A friend posted this from Oak Grove Missouri tonight. They're ok but the neighborhood is a mess. @chriswymt @AndrewWYMT @thekyniche pic.twitter.com/IoqJoP8A5G
— Scott Feltner (@lexr1racer) March 7, 2017
Hangers destroyed by storms at Johnson County Executive Airport https://t.co/k9m2otMIIl pic.twitter.com/nYoY80CKyL
— KMBC (@kmbc) March 7, 2017
Tree falls in Westport...."It was the loudest sound I've ever heard" - City Place Apts resident. pic.twitter.com/r2asCh2r6k
— Tom Dempsey (@KCTomDempsey) March 7, 2017
Roof gone, lots of damage. Likely #tornado just south of Trimble, #MO pic.twitter.com/ukyElXks1d
— Kholby Martin (@StormChaser220) March 7, 2017