Kirksville is recovering this morning after storms overnight cause significant damage in the area.  According to a press release issued by officials, the city experienced widespread power outages, as well as damage to trees, power lines, and structures.  There are reportedly roadways still flooded and others that are impassible due to debris.  Residents are asked to use caution during their morning commute.

Press Release:

At approximately 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 the City of Kirksville experienced a significant weather event causing widespread power outages, damage to trees, power lines, and structures.  The city of Kirksville was not under any non-flood related watches or warnings at the time of the event.

Some neighborhoods and roadways continue to experience flooding and are impassable due to debris.  Some neighborhoods and roadways are also affected by the presence of downed power lines.  Exercise caution during the morning commute.  Also, citizens are encouraged to assess any damage that may have occurred to their property and to check on the well-being of their neighbors, especially the elderly or disabled.

Emergency services are currently assessing the damage and Public works crews are working to remove debris from City streets.  To report structural damage and/or debris blocking roadways, please call the Kirksville/Adair County 911 Center at (660) 665-5621.  For additional information prior to 8:00 am, please contact (660)665-5621.  After 8:00 am, please contact (660)627-1224.