On May 20, 2013, straight-line winds from severe storms resulted in significant damage to homes and businesses in Hannibal. Marion County Emergency Management Director John Hark estimated that "most" of the city, perhaps as much as 80%, was affected in some way by the storm. Power was out in parts of Hannibal for multiple days, and some residents reported that buying groceries in the city was difficult because so many businesses were closed due to the outage. See our photo gallery of damage from around America's Hometown.