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Powerful winds, rain pound region Saturday

A shed behind Tequila Jalisco restaurant was pulled from its foundation in Saturday’s storm that walloped the area with torrential rain and winds of at least 50 mph. Around 2 inches of rain fell in a one-hour period. (Photo by Lisa Baker/Richmond News)

Leah Wankum/Richmond News Editor

A strong storm blew through western Missouri, including Ray County, Saturday evening.

Winds of at least 50 mph hit Richmond at about 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Various rain gauge reports around town indicated the area received about 2 inches of rain in less than an hour. Flash flooding made travel precarious on some city roads.

Several trees and tree branches fell during the storm, some onto vehicles and utility lines.

The complete story is in the Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 Richmond News.

Click here for our E-edition and read the rest of the story.

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