Just a quick note to say our area was not hit by a tornado.
St. Louis did take a significant hit, though, and there are other parts of Missouri that were also hit by tornadoes. To compound the problem. rain is expected until next Thursday, so we’re also expected to get flash floods and river flooding.
Our airport also took a major hit. One jet was actually gently lifted up and moved from one gate to another.
So far, no reports of any serious injury or deaths. The reason why the injury count is so low is because we had ample warning, most folks were at home and off the streets, and the timing was such that most people were awake and aware. In addition, most of the structures hit were either solid enough to protect the people, or had basements or other emergency areas.
However, there’s a lot of people who no longer have a home in St. Louis.
This is the second major tornado system to hit St. Louis in less than 6 months, and our peak tornado season doesn’t hit until May.