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Severe storms, tornadoes strike Missouri and Illinois December 31, 2010

Posted by Ron Warnick in Weather.
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Severe thunderstorms and even tornadoes lashed Missouri and Illinois roughly along the Route 66 corridor on Friday.

Developments are coming fast, so here’s the important stuff so far:

  • A tornado touched down in Fort Leonard Wood near Waynesville, Mo., injuring at least three and prompting a temporary closure of the military base.
  • A state of emergency has been declared in Missouri by the governor.
  • Three people in Missouri are reported dead in the storms.
  • Sunset Hills, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis, saw extensive damage and flattened homes along the Lindbergh Boulevard corridor (aka Route 66).
  • One woman and 25 homes were damaged north of Rolla, Mo.
  • The News-Leader in Springfield, Mo., has video of what looks like a tornado near Rolla.
  • A tornado reportedly touched down in Petersburg, Ill., north of Springfield.

UPDATE 1/1/2011: Here are some next-day updates:

  • The Pulaski County Daily reports that 159 homes were damaged or destroyed by tornadoes in the Fort Leonard Wood area. Four were hurt.
  • The St. Louis Post-Dispatch posted a gallery of images from the storms.

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    1. tammy reed - April 5, 2011

    im sorry for what happiend and sorry for all the people that lost there house and i hope thay get a lot of help


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