Update (5:45 p.m.) – The Johnson County Emergency Management Agency is rounding up volunteers to help survey the damage left in the wake of a tornado. The funnel cloud reportedly touched down near Knob Noster. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Johnson County EMA Director Gloria Michalski:
Residents wanting to help with damage assessment or those needing assistance should call the agency at (660) 747-2666.
Update (5:30 p.m.) – The tornado warning for Pettis County has expired.
Update (5:25 p.m.) – The tornado warning for Johnson County has been cancelled.
Original story – A funnel cloud has been reported along Highway 50 at Route W near the Johnson/Pettis county line. The tornado is trekking east at about 35 miles per hour. Areas that could be impacted are LaMonte, Hughesville, and Sedalia. A warning is in effect until 5:30 p.m. Officials advise residents to move to an interior room on the lowest level. Sizeable hail has been reported in Holden and Sedalia. A KMZU listener in Keytesville said they are experiencing dime to penny size hail.