Severe Storms Rip Through New Haven - Large Trees And Downed Powerlines

At least one huge tree brought down powerlines and landed on a car on Maupin Street near Locust, during Saturday evening's severe weather knocking out power and forcing Maupin to be closed.

New Haven, Mo. - Shortly before 7 p.m. a strong storm cell plowed through New Haven Saturday evening, leaving behind wide spread damage that kept fire and police departments busy throughout the evening.

After reaching 99 degrees making Saturday the hottest day of the year, temperatures plummeted as a severe storm officially dropped three quarters of an inch of rain in about a 20 minute period with quarter size hail and wind gusts between 50 and 60 mph.

Maupin Street was closed and several residences were left without power near the intersection of  Locust Street after at least one large tree brought down powerlines before landing on a car and the top of one telephone pole snapped off.

Several large trees smashed another car at a residence on Wall Street (pictured right) and (near Miller Street intersection) caused damage to the side and roof of the home.

Small tree limbs and debris filled the streets and several homes along Maupin and Miller had large limbs and tops of trees blown off.

We also received several reports of large trees down in the Stony Hill area as well as areas south of Grant School Road and Highway VV.

According to Ameren Missouri's outage map, approximately 280 residence remain without power in and around New Haven with zip code 63068.

Sunday's forecast calls for slightly cooler temperatures with a high of 93 and a 30% chance of storms.

It will be mostly sunny for Labor Day (Monday) with much cooler temperatures and a high of 84.

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