Nodaway County Sheriff Randy Strong reported Thursday that a man was rescued from flood waters overnight Wednesday during the storms. The driver drove his vehicle into water on 250th Street between Hawk and Hallmark Roads. Maryville Public Safety Officers assigned to Mozingo used a jet ski to pull the man to safety. He was taken to SSM Health St Francis Hospital in Maryville.
Strong also reported one of his deputies was weather spotting when he stepped out of his vehicle and lighting struck near him. The deputy says he felt like he was being tazed, but much more severe. Strong said he appears to be fine and later laughed about it and was getting checked out with his doctor.
In addition, the Gentry County Sheriff’s Department led a rescue effort Thursday morning of a man swept away in flood waters on 285th Street just west of Route B. Missouri State Patrol & Department of Conservation assisted with a boat and pulled the man safely around 10am.