Sedalia Bruised, But Not Beaten By Tornado

7 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, May 25 2011 May 25, 2011 Wednesday, May 25, 2011 8:30:00 PM CDT May 25, 2011 in News
By: Breana Jones and Todd Tumminia
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SEDALIA - Residents in Sedalia are recovering and rebuilding after a tornado ripped through areas of the city Wednesday afternoon.

KOMU visited two neighborhoods in the city badly damaged by the twister. Residents of the Hillcrest Mobile Home Park were picking up remains after the storm ruined the park. 

In a neighborhood off of South Grand Ave., almost every home suffered property damage. Fallen power lines and trees littered yards and rested on houses. Police blocked access to the South Grand neighborhood after residents complained of sight seers taking pictures of damages, and getting in the way of recovery efforts.

Between 15 and 20 people were reported injured in the tornado, all minor injuries.

The Sedalia Public School District's bus barn was flattened in the storm, which left school officials scrambling to figure out how to get kids home. The school district decided to cancel classes for the rest of the year.

City officials say Sedalia sustained millions of dollars worth of damage.

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