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.
“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.