Storms hit Missouri; at least 1 tornado reported

ORRICK, Mo. (AP) - Heavy storms spawning at least one tornado hit northwest Missouri, damaging homes and power lines. No injuries were immediately reported.

Jenni Laflin, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in the Kansas City area, says a confirmed tornado hit the Ray County town of Orrick on Saturday evening.

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Collin Stosberg says no injuries had been reported an hour after the tornado hit Orrick. He says roofs were blown off homes and power lines were down.

Albert Pietrycha with the National Weather Service said there was a strong indication based on eyewitness reports and radar that a second tornado had touched down just north of Marshall, in Saline County.

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A message left at the Marshall Police Department was not immediately returned.

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