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NWS: 5 tornadoes hit eastern Mo. on Good Friday

NWS: 5 tornadoes hit eastern Mo. on Good Friday

April 26th, 2011 in News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The National Weather Service says five separate tornadoes touched down in eastern Missouri on Good Friday.

The weather service said Tuesday that one supercell produced three tornadoes - one near New Melle, another through St. Louis and Madison counties and north St. Louis City, and the third in Madison, Clinton and Bond counties.

Another supercell produced tornadoes in Monroe County and St. Clair County.

No one was killed in the storms. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the weather service attributes that "remarkable" fact occurred because residents were given 34 minutes of warning, extensive media coverage and actions of those in direct path of the storms.