By Cindy Gladden, MODR Public Information Team
Glenallen — In the early morning hours of April 5, a tornado touched down in Glenallen, MO beginning its path of destruction on the farm of Stanley and Kim Long. It crossed fields, passing by cows with newborn calves, ripping out trees and destroying farm outbuildings before hitting the adjoining family farm. Brenda Kay Long, Stanley’s mother, was thankfully taking shelter at his home. She was not injured, but there was some damage to the home.
The tornado, classified by the National Weather Service as an EF-2, continued into the town of Glenallen, with winds at 130 mph, tossing trailer homes, vehicles and trees. It stayed on the ground for 22 miles. Unfortunately, five people lost their lives during the destructive storm, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol Troop E
MODR assessment teams, chainsaw crews, chaplains, shower and laundry trailers, and mass care volunteers were all on hand in the coming days to offer help and healing to the survivors of the Glenallen tornado. Please check out https://mbcpathway.com/ for the full story.
To give to the relief efforts visit www.modr.org/give and select Midwest Tornadoes from the drop down menu, or mail a check to Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief, 400 E. High St., Jefferson City, MO 65101.