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Fire Forces Evacuation of Apartment Building

On Monday, July 06, 2015, at 7:07 p.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Pheasant Run Apartments, 1100 NE Independence Ave.


City of Lee’s Summit Assessing Damage and Continuing Clean-up after Damaging Storms

As the City of Lee’s Summit begins to recover from the severe weather impacting our area on Wednesday, July 1, the assessment of damage to structures and property as well as clean-up is underway throughout the community.

The National Weather Service surveyed the area Thursday morning and confirmed that two tornados touched down in the City on Wednesday.


City of Lee’s Summit Begins Clean-up Following Damaging Storms on July 1

The City of Lee’s Summit is currently assessing damage from several storms that passed through the area including a tornado that touched down momentarily in the area of NE Douglas Street between NE Victoria Drive, and NE Tudor Road, and a second funnel that was reported later in the evening at M-150 Highway and Ward Road. In addition to tornados and damaging wind, flash flooding closed some roads and damaged some structures in the southern portion of the City. As the storms left the area, the number of storm damage reports and requests for service diminished and the City’s Emergency Operations Center closed.


Stay Safe During Severe Weather

The City wants everyone to be safe during severe weather.  Here are some tips to stay safe:


Tornado Impacts Lee’s Summit July 1, 2015

At approximately 6:25 p.m., a funnel cloud was reported in the area of Unity Village moving southeast through the center of the city. The City activated all weather sirens ad advised citizens to take cover.

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