ST. LOUIS – Tornadoes and severe storms ripped through the St. Louis area Friday night, killing three people and leaving a trail of damage in southeastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois.
One of the tornadoes touched down in Edwardsville. Two people died when an Amazon facility collapsed. A search and rescue is still going on at the facility located near I-270 and Illinois Route 111.
Authorities said nearly 50 people were trapped in the building at one point.
Another tornado touched down near Route 94 and Highway F in Defiance, Missouri, which is located in St. Charles County. There, at least three people were injured. Two of them were transported to the hospital, and one died from their injuries.
First responders were also working to rescue a person trapped inside a home. FOX 2 captured footage of a home near Route 94 that was completely destroyed in the storm.
The severe weather left a trail of damage that caused power outages for thousands of Ameren customers.