Tornados hit eastern Missouri
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. (AP) — Tornadoes swept through eastern Missouri, damaging homes and yanking down power lines, but no injuries were reported.
The Pike County Sheriff’s Department said the storm hit the Bowling Green area late Tuesday afternoon, and that three tornadoes were seen in the county in a 45-minute period. Some homes in the Clarksville area had roof damage, and barns and outbuildings in rural Pike County also were damaged.
The Bollinger County Sheriff’s Department in southeast Missouri said a rural home was reported damaged, but it was unclear if there were injuries.
Lambert Airport in St. Louis was also reported closed Tuesday evening because of bad weather.
The National Weather Service issued several tornado warnings Tuesday for the area and said more rain was forecast for later in the week, raising flooding concerns.
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