LIBERTY, Mo. — Roughly 860 customers were without power in Liberty, Missouri, Friday morning after strong overnight storms.
Several downed tree limbs and power lines littered the streets near Melrose Lane.
Chris Lopez, whose car was damaged by the storm said he is thankful it wasn’t worse.
“Honestly I’m just thankful,” Lopez said. “My daughters and wife were inside. Anything could’ve happened. Roofs coming off of the buildings in some places. Just thankful family is safe.”
The Red Cross is currently assisting 45 residents at Wilshire Apartments, where two building lost roofs.
There is currently no electricity or gas at the complex.
It’s uncertain when residents will get back inside their apartments.
Right now power crews are working to restore power.
Liberty dispatch stated the biggest issues tree crews are dealing with are downed power lines entangled in the trees.
They expect to be out there throughout the day, assessing and clearing damage.
The City of Liberty said later Friday the limb yard would be open to residents to drop off storm debris.
After last night's storm, the City of LIberty tree limb yard to Liberty residents on Thurs, Aug 22 and Fri, Aug 23 from 7:30 am-3 pm and Sat, Aug 24 from 7:30 am 2 pm. Bring proof of residency. Only tree limbs may be brought to the area. No commercial vehicles. pic.twitter.com/MqZDWXYfAa
— Liberty Missouri (@LibertyMissouri) August 16, 2019