LIVE BLOG: Jefferson City sees widespread damage from observed tornado
JEFFERSON CITY, MO ̵
UPDATE 2.30 am: The Jefferson City Police Department assessed the damage in the greater Jefferson City area on Thursday morning.
The authorities concentrated on the area of Ellis Boulevard and Highway 54. As of Thursday at 2 am, no one was killed in the storm that swept through the area.
Power lines failed and several buildings were damaged, according to David Williams of JCPD.
UPDATE: The Jefferson City Police Department announced that it is currently conducting a damage assessment in Jefferson City. The crews try to identify the location of the damage and search for injured residents.
The department asks people to stay away from the affected areas.
A news briefing is scheduled for 2 am in Cole County sheriff's department. ABC 17 News will be there.
ORIGINAL : Several agencies gather at Cole County's EMS headquarters in Jefferson City to assess the storm damage in Missouri's Capitol, coordinating their responses.
Jefferson City Fire stated in a Facebook post to actively respond to serious damage.
"All the big tornadoes hit parts of Jefferson City and all the Jefferson City firefighters have been called back and start rescue operations, so please pray for our citizens," it said.
The Missouri Task Force 1 was activated at the request of the JCFD in accordance with Gale Bloomenkamp, a member of the Task Force.
] ABC 17 news teams have damage to buildings and trees in vehicles on Christy Drive.
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