Tornado touches down in Shell Knob
Severe weather slammed through the Shell Knob area in the early morning hours of Nov. 6 as a tornado destroyed several boat docks on Table Rock Lake.
The tornado touched down at around 1:44 a.m. and brought with it winds of 100 to 110 miles per hour. The tornado travelled along a seven-mile route from Eagle Rock to Shell Knob, according to the National Weather Service.
Severe damage was reported at a dock located in the first cove west of the Central Crossing Bridge in Shell Knob. The structure was leveled and a pile of splintered wood and twisted metal was left in its wake.
Chris Moffett, vice president of operations for MariCorp U.S., was on the scene Thursday morning with the owners of the dock, who live in Wichita, Kan. He said the damage caused by the tornado seemed very isolated. Another dock located 100 yards from the damaged dock was completely untouched.
Moffett said the dock owners had taken their boats to be winterized the week before and only a small john boat was on site when the tornado hit.
MariCorp has been hired to remove the debris and work cleaning up the site will begin immediately, according to Moffett.