Pettis Prepared for Future Storms

1 decade 1 year 3 weeks ago Wednesday, March 28 2007 Mar 28, 2007 Wednesday, March 28, 2007 4:13:07 PM CDT March 28, 2007 in News

"My great-great-grandfather homesteaded this section right here in 1843. He had 9 children and when he died he divided it up amongst them."

Jennings said never in her life had she experienced storms hitting Sedalia as fierce as those during this last month.

"There was a shed on the West side of it that was open on the south, and it was torn away and it was thrown over the fence," said Jennings.

Other residents, like Pettis County Sherriff Dispatcher Vicki Houseman said the chaos during severe weather is not only experienced by those directly hit.

"They're on the move. They're watching the clouds, they're listening, we're giving them calls when we have one on the ground, and if we tell them we've got one on the ground in a certain area, that's where they head. They're looking for damages and for anybody that they can help," says Houseman.

Thursday the Pettis County Sheriff's Department was prepared for severe weather. They had everyone of their mobile units on the move around the county prepared to respond to any calls for help.

These mid-Missouri residents, like others, have witnessed the threat of other severe storms and know to be cautious each time alerts are given throughout this storm season.

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