(KTVI) –Sunday’s quick moving severe weather has left the St. Louis Region with lots of damage. High winds with gust of up to 70 mph, downed power lines, downed trees, golf ball size hail and multiple tornado sightings.
The bulk of the damage was done between 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, at the peak of the storms.
In St. Charles, officials say approximately 1,600 homes and businesses are without power, especially in the areas of Mexico Road and Highway K. Smartt Field Airport reported over 60 mph winds.
The Emergency Operations Center is urging drivers to be cautious while driving, due to the debris on the roads.
Across the river in Illinois, at least 7 tornados touched down, causing at least 2 deaths in Washington County and wide spread destruction in Peoria and Pekin Illinois area.
Governor Quinn has issued a warning to residents living in tornado affected areas to stay off roads till storm and flood warnings have expired.
St. Louis City has reported numerous downed power lines, trees, cars blown around and on semi-truck overturn on the Popular Street Bridge. While St. Louis County saw wind gust of over 60 mph, quarter size hail, damage to cars, roofs, siding, trees downed in the following areas:
Mehlville, Webster Groves, Ladue, Affton, Brentwood, Olivette, Shrewsbury, Lemay, St Ann, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, Overland, Clayton, University City, Woodson Terrace, Lambert Airport, St John, Bel-Ridge, Babler Memorial State Park, Castelwood State park, and Route 66 State Park.
Ameren is reporting over 37,000 Missouri customers are without power, with most the outages in the Metro area. Ameren Illinois has over 140,000 customers are without power. Most of the outages are in the Washington, Pekin, Danville and Bloomington areas.
Ameren is urging all of its customers to stay clear of downed power lines, as they may still be charged.
To report an outage:
Missouri 1.800.552.7583 or 1.800.552.7583