Storms Barrel Through Dropping Over Inch Of Rain In 20 Minutes Knock Down Power Lines

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Severe Thunderstorms Barreled through New Haven and surrounding areas leaving behind downed power lines and significant rainfall totals.

According to the City of New Haven’s weather station, approximately 1.4 inches of rain has fallen between 7 p.m and 9 p.m. 

Severe Weather Possible Today - 5 Day Forecast Outlook

Severe Weather Outlook for Sunday June 15 through Saturday June 21.

After a weak line of showers moved through this morning, thunderstorms will likely redevelop this afternoon from across areas in Central Missouri to West Central Illinois and slowly sink Southeast towards I-44.

Some of these thunderstorms may become severe and capable of producing wind gusts up to 60 mph.

BREAKING NEWS: Ameren Says It Will Be Afternoon Until Power Fully Restored In Union-Villa Ridge Areas

East Central College's power has been restored and the campus will reopen at 10:00 a.m.

UPDATED:  9:40 a.m.

UNION, Mo. - QuickNewsNow just spoke Ameren’s Kent Martin about this morning’s storms that ripped through the Union and Villa Ridge areas around 6 a.m. leaving approximately 7,200 Ameren customer’s without power in these areas.

Kent said, “The storms knocked out our Bourbeuse substation, which was the main cause of the outage.  We were able to bring the substation back up which restored power to about ⅔.  As of right now (9:20 a.m.) there are about 2,579 still without power.”

Kent to QNN that brining the substation back online restored power to most customers however the storm caused a lot of “lines to be brought down by trees etc.  But when lines are down it takes a little bit longer because our crews have to physically get out in the field and put them back up.”