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Severe storm brings damage to Jackson

Strong winds left damage throughout the City of Jackson around 4:15 p.m. on Friday, June 21.

The severe weather led to uprooted trees, debris in the street and downed power lines. Most of Jackson lost power due to the storm, leading to City of Jackson power crews working throughout the weekend to restore power.

As of Monday morning, the crews restored services to all its customers. However, approximately two dozen individual service drops remaining which need to be repaired by the property owners before the city can reconnect their line and restore power to their building.

Tree limbs, brush and yard waste downed by the storm can be placed at curbside in the city limits for public works to collect.

Residents and businesses can also bring yard waste to the recycling center for immediate disposal. The recycling center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Customers must show either a driver’s license or Jackson utility bill to verify the debris is from a location within the city limits.

Citizens who are unable to handle their own debris can register at First Baptist Church at 326 S. High St. in Jackson. The Cape Girardeau Baptist Association Disaster Relief Team is providing help to individual citizens.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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