Blog: Severe Storms Leave Damage In St. Louis Region

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(KTVI)- Severe thunderstorms moved through the St. Louis area Friday. Some of these storms produced damaging winds, moderate -sized hail, and heavy downpours.  A reported tornado touched down near Bellflower, MO.

The storm threat stays with us through Saturday before quieter conditions set in for the new week.

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Raw video: SkyFOX Helicopter over St. Charles Storm Damage

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St. Charles Storm Damage Map

The storm damage seems to be confined to a 10 square mile area. According to a release from the county that area is between Caulks Hill and Pitman Hill Road. There is structural damage, power lines and trees down in the area. County officials say the most extensive damage is at Cambridge Crossing, Whitmoor and Camelot, and Haversham. There are 3-4 homes leveled in the area. Pralle Road has 10 homes missing roofs, and Becky David Elementary has roof damage.

Emergency crews responded to 25 injuries betwen 9-11pm on Friday.

More: http://fox2now.com/2013/06/01/storm-damage-promps-st-charles-to-declare-state-of-emergency/

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City of St. Peters officials are closely monitoring the potential for flooding in several City parks.

The following City parks are now closed: Rabbit Run Park, Woodlands Sports Park, Sports Center Park

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Dragon Boat races at Creve Coeur Lake

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Pic of storm damage to the Family Arena in St. Charles

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The gym at the high school in Gillespie, Illinois collapsed after severe storms moved through the area Friday night.

This is a pic form the air on Saturday afternoon.

More: http://wp.me/p1ZRlz-1ABj

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Gov. Nixon will be in St. Charles at 3:10 for a storm damage update

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The Missouri Highway Patrol is holding traffic on the 370 bridge because of a barge breaking loose.

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83,154 Ameren customers still without power. Check Ameren’s outage map here: http://apps.ameren.com/outage/OutageMap.aspx?state=MO

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A levee protecting undeveloped ground in Chesterfield Valley is expected to be over-topped when the Missouri river crests on Monday.

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This Phillips 66 gas station at 2609 Dunn Rd in St Louis, MO ‎sustained heavy damage.

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Hollywood Casino St. Louis Reopens Following Last Night’s Storm

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This is storm damage just southwest of the Family Arena in St. Charles

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Heavy storm damage near Whitmoor Country Club in St. Charles

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This Phillips 66 gas station at 2609 Dunn Rd in St Louis, MO ‎sustained heavy damage.

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Gillespie High School gymnasium at first daylight less than 12 hours after a tornado tore down one of its walls. – via Kurt LaBelle on facebook.

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Meteorologist Chris Higgins is on the road tracking storm damage. Check out his live feed on our storm chaser map.

See it here: http://fox2now.com/weather/storm-pilot/

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St charles Rock Road closed today due to down powerlines west of Lindbergh at Bostons Farm Drive. – via Chris Higgins on facebook.

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NWS Confirms a tornado hit Weldon Springs, MO – “Homes damaged at the Whitmore Country Club golf course and subdivsion…at least one home lost a part of its roof”

Link: http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/lsr/#LSX/201306010101/201306010101/0100

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Due to the tornado damage at the Family Arena and unknown damage to District facilities all 3 Francis Howell School District high school graduations will be cancelled and rescheduling information will be available as soon as possible. via
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Viewer pic: Glensboro and Dingledine in St. Peters. Submit yours here: http://fox2now.com/2013/05/31/send-us-your-storm-pics/

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Viewer pic – Harvester fire department. More: http://fox2now.com/2013/05/31/send-us-your-storm-pics/

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Tornado Watch issued until 10:00PM by NWS for St. Charles County

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Pointe 70 Buidling – 7-story building had many windows shattered – people took shelter in stairwell when it was hit.

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Call Ameren Missouri if your power is out: Call 1-800-552-7583 – Visit http://ameren.mobi

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Tornado Warnings are down for all counties in in viewing area – but areas to south need to be alert for later storms.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fayette County in IL until 10:30pm.

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Pattonville FD set up staging area in StL County “in case of mass casualties.” There are no mass casualties.

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Storm can still produce tornadoes and winds up to 80mph in Illinois.

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Storm is big rain maker in Illinois – still making hail north of Belleville.

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Lambert – airplanes are in “ground stop” until airport and planes are all inspected.

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Traffic on I-70, I-170 stalled in many places because of debris, water over roadways. One storm exiting thru IL. Another coming from West. – via Cahrles Jaco on Twitter

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Earth City Holiday Inn – Witness reports seeing what might have been tornado heading to area – everyone took shelter. Witness says everyone was calm in shelter area – whole ordeal only lasted about 5 minutes.

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Second round of storms tonight with 2″ more rain, lightning. Flash flooding real possibility. Biggest threat low-lying sudden water rising. – Charles Jaco

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Hollywood Casino has lost its roof and has been evacuated.

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Storm from Lake of the Ozarks not looking severe RIGHT NOW – but lots of rain, winds – can add to flooding.

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Police say reports of multiple semi trucks overturned on I-70 – I-55 in Alhambra, IL – St. Charles Rock Rd and I-270

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Lambert Intl. terminal, tower intact. Scattered bldgs. on airport periphery damaged. – Charles Jaco

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Tornado Warning for Bond, Fayette, Marion and Montgomery County in IL until 9:45pm.

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Strong bow echo racing through our Illinois counties. – Angela Hutti

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General manager from Holiday Inn in Earth City says there are no injuries after reports of mass causalities

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Police confirm multiple overturned tractor trailers or vehicles on or near I-70

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Traffic is at a stand still on I-70 and Maryland Heights Expressway

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34,000 power outages reported in Missouri

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For the majority of the Missouri counties, the worst has passed, except for the extreme eastern part of St. Charles county. However, still severe weather out to our southwest.

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Kirkwood: some pea-sized hail and heavy rain. No visible damage. Confirmed tornado report in Madison County, Illinois

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New tornado warnings: western Bond and all of Madison County

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Pine Lawn, Granite City, Spanish Lake, Alton, North Alton, Bunker Hill, Brighton, Greenfield: very intense storm passing through your area now.

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Observation station at Lambert: power is out at the observation station. Saw a tremendous amount of lightning in that area. KTVI automated weather system at Lambert also not responding, potentially related to power outage.

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Tornado passed through 1.5 miles west of the intersection of Towers Road and Caukshiill Road. There are numerous trees down roof damage to several homes in this area.

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Lambert Airport is letting people out of their safe area now.

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The storm is moving to the east of downtown St. Louis. The storm is pushing into Madison County right now.

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Alton, Granite City, Cedar Park, West Alton: take cover now.