Micro-burst causes serious damage to parts of Oak Grove

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OAK GROVE, Mo. -- The National Weather Service says a micro-burst caused serious damage to part of Oak Grove, Mo., early Thursday morning.

One family lost their shed and screened in porch to the storm, and the violent winds also tore apart several trees and caused power outages.

One massive tree fell on a house. No one was injured.

The city announced two storm warnings around 4:30 a.m., and right after the second one, the winds wreaked havoc.

"Limbs, things were flying around," Becky Thompson, who is helping clean up, said. "Her sun porch, totally gone, ripped off. And they said it was fast, right? It happen in a second she said. She didn't have time to move."

Campers at a KOA campground ran for shelter when the storm hit. One family from Tampa heading to Colorado just escaped disaster when a tree fell right next to their tent and landed partially on top of their camper.

"I couldn't find my son," Lori Maney, who camped in the storm, said. "I was afraid that the tree had fallen on my son, anyway, he had heard the tree cracking, ran from the tree to take shelter underneath the awning over here. So I was kind of crazy."

Power outages caused many businesses including Walmart to close, and the winds destroyed several metal shopping cart holders in the parking lot.

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