Brian Kelly (@brpkelly)

WINFIELD, Mo. (KMOX) – Several roads are closed, many people are out of their homes, and thousands are without power after heavy thunderstorms roared the area Thursday and into Friday morning.

The heaviest hit area so far is Linocln County, Mo., where the National Weather Services says 5 inches fell in Winfield, most since 4 p.m. Thursday. Over 5 inches fell in Troy, and nearly 6 inches was reported in Hawk Point.

That led to flash and aerial flooding, and several cars got caught in the fast-rising water.

The NWS reports at least 19 water rescues across Lincoln County. In Old Monroe, 25 people had to be evacuated.

Storm damage reports include the roof torn off a mobile home in Warrenton, and in central Missouri’s Audrain County, train cars were blown over.

As of 1:30 Friday afternoon, Ameren Missouri reported fewer than 3,000 power outages in the St. Louis area, most in the Riverview area. Ameren Illinois also reported under 3,000 local customers didn’t have power, most of them along Interstate 64 between I-255 and Route 159. They hope to have all power restored by Friday night, pending any damage caused by afternoon and evening storms.

With more storms moving through the region, stay informed at and here at

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