Quincy Mayor Declares State Of Emergency After Storm

Jul 14, 2015

Credit Jason and Jamie Parrott

The mayor of Quincy says his city will remain under a state of emergency for the time being after it was struck by a strong thunderstorm.  

Mayor Kyle Moore said Tuesday that the main streets in Quincy are blocked with fallen trees and live wires. He says those streets should be passable by Wednesday morning and neighborhood streets later in the week.  

A powerful thunderstorm with winds as high as 70 mph tore through the Quincy area Monday night damaging homes and knocking out power to tens of thousands in Adams County.  

Moore asked residents to remain in their homes unless they had a life-threatening emergency. A state of disaster was also issued in Adams County and the county's emergency management agency also was urging residents to stay home.