BRANSON, MO. In a telephone interview completed earlier this evening, Branson Mayor Raeanne Presley said that she was so grateful for the support shown to Branson by so many and reiterated her thankfulness that so few were injured and there were no fatalities as a result of the EF-2 Tornado that hit Branson during the early morning hours today. She expressed her concern and sympathy to the businesses that were directly hit by the storm.
When asked when the Branson Strip would reopen she said that the western end was never closed and that crews are working hard installing poles and other infrastructure necessary to completely restore power and expects that the closed portion will be reopened sometime tomorrow. She points out that the vast majority of Branson’s theatres, attractions and other activities were not damaged by the storm and will continue providing Branson visitors with the same great experience for which Branson is famous.
Tammy Johnson, the Director of Operations for the Branson Tourism Center points out that Branson’s 2012 season is just beginning to unfold. In addition to most of its major attractions being open this week the following shows are scheduled to perform this weekend with more opening up next weekend:
A Tribute to Marty Robbins
Hank Williams Revisited
Hamner Barber Variety Show
it at the Hughes Brothers Theatre
Ozark Mountain Jubilee
Ozark Murder Mysteries
Sunday Gospel Jubilee
The Petersen Family Bluegrass Band
For additional information on the status of the storms effect on Branson, these Branson shows or the other shows and attractions or for lodging arrangements in Branson, please contact the Branson Tourism Center (BTC), one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services by either calling their toll free number 1-800-785-1550, through their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/bransontourismcenter.