Our offices were not physically impacted by the tornado that spun through the area on Feb 29, 2012. Operationally, we were closed all day Wednesday due to a power outage caused by the storm. We resumed normal business hours the following day (Thursday, Mar 1, 2012).
Of the 55+ nightly rentals we professionally manage, only 3 have been affected by the storms. “Anchors Away” at Anchors Point in Kimberling City is temporarily closed while damages are being assessed. 2 condos on the Branson Landing are currently being assessed. We will update this post with additional information as it becomes available.
Fortunately, the damage caused to the area is isolated to certain areas of Branson. The tornado literally “skipped” down 76 Boulevard missing most of the area attractions, hotels, and shows. Most of the damage is confined to 2 different areas of Branson; Historic Downtown / Branson Landing Area and a section of Hwy 76 West of Gretna Rd.
According to The Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, “There are currently very few road closures in the Branson area due to storm damage. Portions of Country Music Highway 76 are currently restricted due to recovery efforts. Currently five or six of the more than 50 theatres in Branson have sustained significant damage as a result of the storms. City of Branson inspection crews are currently assessing the situation.”
The Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau went on to say, “Approximately 12-15 of the more than 200 hotels in Branson have sustained significant damage as a result of the storms. City of Branson inspection crews are currently assessing the situation. Approximately five to six of the more than 100 attractions in Branson have sustained significant damage as a result of the storms. City of Branson inspection crews are currently assessing the situation.”
Many of the major attractions including Silver Dollar City, White Water, and Outlet Malls have NOT been affected by the storm.
Contrary to some reports seen in national media, Branson is still here. We assure you. For those affected by this unfortunate event, you are in our thoughts and prayers.