1 dead, 2 injured after tornado touches down in St. Charles County

Missouri

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — Authorities said one person has died and two others were injured after a tornado barreled through St. Charles County Friday night.

A tornado touched down near Route 94 and Highway F in Defiance, Missouri, around 8:00 p.m. Two of the people injured during the storm were taken to local trauma centers. One of them sustained life-threatening injuries and did not survive.

First responders also rescued someone trapped inside a house. It was one of the multiple homes damaged in Friday’s storm.

A leveled home in the aftermath of storms in St. Charles County

“We’ve been on the scene for quite a while now and expect to be on scene for quite a while longer,” said Kyle Gaines, the director of community relations for the St. Charles County Ambulance District. “We’ll be doing house-to-house checks to make sure everyone is okay.”

Gaines said this is a challenging situation for everyone, especially residents impacted by the storms.

“The good news is, our teams train regularly for these sorts of events,” he said. “We have a number of individuals on our side, on the ambulance side, as well our partners in the fire protection districts who train regularly.”

The area near Route 94 and Highway F is shut down, so it’s difficult to see the extent of the damage.

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