May 08, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Greene County Storm Damage Summary

The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management reports the following damage summary for this morning’s storm event in Greene County, including Springfield and other municipalities:

Property Damage
DestroyedMajor DamageMinor Damage
Single family homes327271
Businesses1722
Schools049
Govt. buildings101

Schools sustaining major damage include Fair Grove, Strafford, Bois D’Arc Elementary and Walnut Grove. Ebenezer Fire Station #3 and was destroyed, and equipment within it heavily damaged.

Injuries

A total of four injuries were reported, none requiring hospitalization. No fatalities have been reported in Greene County.

Roads

Greene County Highway Department crews have worked all day to clear trees and debris from county roadways, but some roads remain closed, including:

Debris and other hazards may remain in other roadways, and motorists are urged to drive with extreme caution this evening and tomorrow. Highway Department crews will continue to work until dark tonight and resume clearing roads at 7 a.m.

Disaster Hotline

The Springfield-Greene County Disaster Hotline will be closed over the weekend, but will be staffed again next week during normal businesses hours to accept damage reports. Property owners with moderate to severe damage are encouraged to call the hotline at 417-829-6200, to help officials assess damage.

For more information, call Ryan Nicholls, Director of Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management, at 417-869-6040, or Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Greene County Public Information Officer, at 417-379-5713.

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Office of Emergency Management

Public Safety Center • 330 W. Scott St. • Springfield, MO 65802
417-869-6040 • greenecountymo.org/oem