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Severe Storms Push Through Southern Ozarks Wednesday Morning

Severe thunderstorms producing damaging winds, possible tornadoes and intense rainfall producing flash flooding moved across the southern Ozarks Wednesday morning.

Numerous tornado, severe thunderstorm and Flash Flood Warnings were issued by the National Weather Service.

We’ve had reports of multiple trees down and light towers blown over Indian Point Road just east of Silver Dollar City.

There have been numerous reports of flooding in and around Branson, including Roark Valley Road and Veterans Boulevard, with a report of 2.5 inches of rain in 30 minutes near Table Rock Lake Dam.

Large trees were reported down on Highway 76 near the Branson High Road and Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theater.

A funnel cloud was reported one mile west of Kimberling City just before 9:15 a.m.

Several vehicles went into a flooded road in the Cape Fair area at Highway 173 north of Highway 76. All occupants were rescued.

The National Weather Service reported a tornado debris signature with rotation moving into the southern part of Chadwick around 10:00 a.m.

Forecasters say a confirmed tornado was located eight miles south of Sparta just before 10 a.m., moving northeast.

A Tornado Watch that was in effect for several counties south of Springfield had been cancelled for most counties by noon.

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