On April 30th and May 1st, a strong line of storms swept from Dallas, Texas to central Illinois – spawning at least two dozen tornados, damaging hail, and resulting 3-4+ inches of rain. In SW Missouri, flooding and tornado damage was reported in multiple Counties. Wheaton, MO took the brunt of the tornado damage in Barry County mostly affecting the smaller family farms in the area.
We found the individuals and communities affected by the tornadoes quick to take action towards their own recovery. Many of the families we encountered received help from their neighbors and had the necessary skill sets to clean up the destruction. We were able to help a couple of family farms get back on their feet, before heading back to Minnesota.