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A look at derecho damage in Missouri


Severe storms moved through Missouri Thursday causing damage to crops and buildings, but also bringing much needed rains to some areas. 

This was part of the derecho that moved across the Midwest bringing 80 miles-per-hour winds, hail and tornadoes.

Michael Phillips from Clark County, in northeast Missouri, tells Brownfield there was a tornado and corn is down, but this was the first rain he’s had since March.

“If we wouldn’t have gotten this rain, we would have been in a situation where we wouldn’t have had much of a corn crop at all.”

Richard Fordyce from Harrison County, in northwest Missouri, also has some down corn and winter wheat, but says the one-inch rain is already helping some of the crops.

A look at derecho damage in Missouri