Friday night’s storms brought estimated 90 mile per hour winds to the town of Perry, bringing down trees and power lines. This resulted in the loss of power for all of Perry, as well as homes outside the city limits. Perry Mayor Jim McIntire says help from near and far came in the wake of the storm.
Electric crews from Moberly, Paris, Vandalia, Fulton, Columbia, and Higginsville have also helped restore power to the community. Power is being restored to the final few homes in town today. McIntire says that process wouldn’t be as far along without the extra help.
The biggest cause of damage was from downed trees that damaged homes and vehicles. Volunteer cleanup crews have been working throughout Perry to clear the damage and debris. Over 70 percent of the damage has been cleared in the town. McIntire says it is important to stay out of the way of these crews.
The financial cost of the storm damage in Perry likely won’t be known for at least the next several weeks.