Weather impacting power, 911 systems in mid-Missouri

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MID-MISSOURI — Storms caused power outages in more than 2,300 homes in Boone County, according to Boone County Electric.

The City of Columbia's Power and Light reported nearly 1,000 of these homes are within city limits, but were able to restore power to many of these homes.

Monroe County Joint Communications said in a Facebook post radio and 911 systems were down after lightning struck it. Operators set up backups in Madison, Paris, and Monroe City to handle 911-related calls.

A fire station on Morley Street in Moberly also had part of its roof torn off as a result of strong winds.

[Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the most recent information.]

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