UPDATE — On Monday, Morris County officials confirmed that the victim of Friday’s tornado was Demetrius Stuard, 48.
According to Jennifer Easley, Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace, Stuard died due to the natural disaster at her home in rural Morris County.
The tornado was one of three which hit Morris County. It downed many trees, power lines and destroyed or damaged several homes before killing one person north of State Highway 49, according to Judge Reeder.
The tornado eventually passed into Cass County after starting in Cason. Judge Reeder added that crews are continuing to work to clear roads.
“We do not yet know the full extent of the damage. We have emergency management personnel, county commissioners, road and bridge employees, law enforcement officers, volunteer fire departments, and medical first responders from all over the county working diligently to respond to calls, clear roads, and check on our citizens. I am grateful to all of them. Please pray for these people as well as those who suffered losses last night. We covet your prayers.”Judge Doug Reeder