Little damage reported after tornado stalks Rushville, MO - KCTV5

Little damage reported after tornado stalks Rushville, MO

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INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV/AP) -

Power lines and trees were knocked down Sunday night, but no major damage was reported after tornadoes stalked parts of the KCTV5 viewing area.

An apparent tornado touched down near Rushville, MO. But Buchanan County emergency management said a few downed trees were the primary issue reported.

KCTV5 viewers in Atchsion, KS, reported seeing the storms as they moved east.

Several counties in the KCTV5 viewing area were under a tornado warning Sunday. As many as three separate tornadoes were reported.

Most of the KCTV5 viewing area was under a tornado watch Sunday night, but the storms bypassed the Kansas City metro area.

Authorities say some people had to be rescued from their vehicles after flash flooding hit southeast Missouri.

The National Weather Service says 3 inches of rain fell in an hour Sunday afternoon around Fremont in Carter County, catching some people in their vehicles on U.S. 60. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a few people also had to be evacuated from their homes in the region. No serious injuries were reported.

The highway was closed for about three hours and some county roads are underwater.

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KCTV5's Nathan Vickers, Hallie Shulman and Chris Oberholtz contributed to this report.

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