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Land spout reported near Joplin, Missouri, authorities say

Tornado near Joplin, Missouri
Posted at 3:15 PM, May 02, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A land spout was spotted near the Joplin Airport in Carl Junction, Missouri, authorities confirmed.

No injuries were reported during the incident, which was reported about 1:40 p.m. Thursday, according to Carl Junction police and fire crews.

Crews initially reported it was a tornado.

Minor damage was reported in the area to homes and trees.

Some homes sustained roof damage.

The Joplin Airport is about four miles north from Joplin.