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11 structures destroyed, 157 damaged by Jefferson City tornado

11 structures destroyed, 157 damaged by Jefferson City tornado

May 24th, 2019 by Associated Press in Local News

Sally Ince/ News Tribune Residents observe damaged cars and homes Thursday May 23, 2019 after a tornado caused savere damage along both sides of Capitol Avenue. The National Weather Service has ruled Wednesday’s tornado as an EF-3, with peak winds reaching 160mph.

A specialized task force says 11 structures were destroyed and 157 were damaged by a tornado that hit Jefferson City on Wednesday night.

Missouri Task Force 1 deployed to the Capital City after the tornado. Members worked through a 3-square-mile area that took the brunt of the damage.

The State Emergency Management Agency activated the team at the request of the Jefferson City Fire Department. The team members include disaster search and rescue specialists, engineers, canines, paramedics and other specialists.

KRCG reports the teams found 1,005 structures with no damage, 157 damaged structures, 55 failed structures and 11 structures completely destroyed.

About two dozen people were injured during the tornado, but no fatalities were reported.