Tornado Destroys Home in Grundy County

By Alan Van Zandt |

Published 03/27 2014 06:57PM

Updated 03/28 2014 11:01AM

(TRENTON, Mo.) A home north of Trenton is mangled after a storm that ripped through northwest Missouri Thursday afternoon.

Larry and Karen Bailey were home when a possible tornado moved through the area, tearing their home apart.

Larry was in the basement when it happened. His wife was on the main floor in the kitchen. They said the storm arrived suddenly and they did not get a chance to take cover.

They both escaped injury, but their home is a total loss.

The couple has lived in the home, which sits between Trenton and Tindall, for more than 20 years. They do have insurance. They plan to spend the night with friends.

Grundy County's emergency management director, Glen Briggs, said the area saw other damage as well, but nothing as significant as the Bailey's home.

He said the tornado touched down on the southwest corner of the county and moved northeast at 45 to 50 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service out of Pleasant Hill confirmed that a tornado did touch down near Tindall in Grundy County. They plan to send out an assessment team Friday morning to check out other damage across northwest Missouri.

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