Warnings helped save lives in Jefferson City EF-3 tornado

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The newest member of the FOX 2 Weather Team, Brigit Mahoney, was in Columbia-Jefferson City the night of the Jefferson City tornado on May 22. She was on air covering and alerting viewers about a tornado bearing down on the capital city.

Luckily, despite the EF-3 tornado destroying apartments, businesses, and homes in the area, there were no fatalities thanks to the media coverage of the storm that night. Peak winds hit 160 mph with a path length over 19 miles.

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