Storms Cause Damage At Fort Zumwalt North

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O'FALLON, MO (KTVI)-People in St. Charles County are cleaning up debris and damage left by the remnants of Hurricane Isaac.  At Fort Zumwalt North High School people could not help but notice what a Friday evening storm did to some of the athletic facilities.  The severe thunderstorm may have spawned a small, short-lived tornado. No one was injured.

Don O'Connor lives nearby. He said, “You can definitely kind of get the gist there was a swirling motion some stuff was blown to the right some stuff was blown to the left. Pretty creepy. Hits close to home that’s for sure.”

The National Weather Service will send a survey crew out Saturday to determine if the damage was caused by a tornado.

Volunteers, like the Shadow family, showed up to pick up the school grounds which were littered with all sorts of storm blown stuff including trash, tree limbs and a mangled goal post. 

Jim Shadow said, “'We like the school. We enjoy all the things that happen at the school here. We saw what happened last night we came out wanted to pitch in, so.”

His son Tyler, an 8th grade student added, “Makes me feel good cause like I can help other people.”

Fort Zumwalt North is located not far from T. R. Hughes Ballpark where the River City Rascals play. Friday's game was postponed due to weather.

Thomas Lenderman enjoys gardening.  He said all the rain may be too late to make up for the summer drought. Plus,  too much rain now could cause new problems. 

“The tomatoes are on the ground so that will create a lot of moisture for them and it will start to rot. So we`ll have to pick a lot them green.”

 At the Creve Coeur Lakehouse, an outdoor weekend wedding is still on.  The cake is in place and beautiful. Temporary glass panels were just installed to enclose much of the patio to keep everyone dry. 

Theresa Smith, the groom’s sister, said, "You still have the outdoor feel but, yes, it’s there. If it stops raining go out on the patio and enjoy a nice evening."

She said rainy weather means good luck for the bride and groom. If that's the case the couple should have many happy years together.

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