UPDATE: Saturday storms cause damage in Cuba, Missouri

1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago Sunday, June 28 2020 Jun 28, 2020 Sunday, June 28, 2020 5:42:00 PM CDT June 28, 2020 in News
By: Matt McCabe and Leah Vredenbregt, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
CUBA - A storm system in Cuba, Mo. produced severe storm damage. Photo courtesy: Lucas Monzlinger/Unique Storm Trackers

CUBA - The National Weather Service released a report that confirmed a tornado touched down Northwest of Cuba on Saturday, June 27.

According to the report, the tornado touched down West of Indian Lake and did minor damage to a roof. The tornado moved East and snapped or uprooted trees. One house lost the majority of its roof and a boat dock was overturned.

According to the release the tornado moved East across the lake and lifted before it hit Seminole road.

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The Cuba, Mo. Emergency Management Agency reported storm damage near the Indian Hill Lake subdivision area Saturday night.

In a Facebook post, the agency said no tornado was observed, but there was "significant tree damage." 

The St. Louis office of the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning at 5:02 p.m. for the area that same day. The NWS has not said if Saturday's storm spawned a tornado.

A local group of storm chasers, Unique Storm Trackers, went live on Facebook with video of the entire incident.

Sunday morning, the Cuba Emergency Management Agency posted on Facebook saying, "My agency and the National Weather Service St. Louis can not verify a tornado touchdown."

[This is a developing story and KOMU 8 will continue to update it as more information becomes available.]

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