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Tornado Updates

Businesses hit by tornado picking up pieces

Published Jun. 16 2019

Some Jefferson City businesses shuttered in the May 22 tornado's immediate aftermath have already reopened to customers, while others continue...

Warning siren installed in Eugene

Published Jun. 15 2019

An outdoor warning siren to serve the Eugene area was installed Friday.The Cole County Commission accepted a $30,000 grant from...

Tornado response turning long-term

Published Jun. 15 2019

Recovery after the EF-3 tornado that hit Jefferson City nearly a month ago is at least in some ways pivoting...

Jefferson City updated on tornado, flood damages

Published Jun. 14 2019

Due to extensive flooding at the Jefferson City Memorial Airport, the city is considering suspending or decreasing fees associated with...

Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors offers disaster financial assistance

Published Jun. 13 2019

The Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors has set up a Realtor Relief Fund for Housing Assistance, available for residents...

Quinn Chapel A.M.E. site of resources after tornado, flood

Published Jun. 13 2019

Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church in Jefferson City was co-host with Missouri Faith Voices to a resource fair Wednesday providing assistance...

Historic City of Jefferson forms group in hopes of saving historic homes

Published Jun. 12 2019

With property owners debating whether to repair, sell or demolish tornado-damaged buildings, the Historic City of Jefferson is organizing a...

Missionaries clean up church on Ellis Boulevard

Published Jun. 12 2019

More than 60 members of various organizations cut down trees and cleared debris Tuesday at Community Christian Church on Ellis...

Jefferson City Parks Commission talks tornado, flooding damage

Published Jun. 12 2019

The Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is in the process of cleaning up Hickory Adams Park, which was...

Riley Chevrolet to relocate sales, service until dealership is rebuilt

Published Jun. 10 2019

Just over two weeks after a tornado destroyed much of the car dealerships on Christy Drive in Jefferson City, the...

Red Cross disaster victim shelters to consolidate

Published Jun. 7 2019

Temporary shelters that have housed tornado and flood victims in Jefferson City and Eldon will be combined by early next...

Mobile pantry to distribute food, disaster boxes Friday

Published Jun. 5 2019

The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri will hold a temporary mobile food pantry distribution from 10 a.m.-1 p.m....

Cole County Commission waives building permit fee for tornado-damaged homes

Published Jun. 5 2019

The Cole County Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to waive building permit fees for storm-damaged homes.

Resources available to tornado, flooding victims

Published Jun. 4 2019

Here's a summary of resources to assist tornado and flood victims in the Jefferson City area.

T-shirt sales, silent auction raise money for local relief

Published Jun. 4 2019

Local groups have raised thousands of dollars so far for disaster relief after May 22's EF-3 tornado that hit Jefferson...

United Way Foundation pledges $200,000 for disaster recovery

Published Jun. 4 2019

The United Way of Central Missouri has set aside $200,000 to help with intermediate and long-term recovery from recent disasters...

Capitol Avenue Restoration Fund accepting contributions in wake of tornado

Published Jun. 4 2019

The Historic City of Jefferson Foundation is adapting its Capitol Avenue Restoration Fund as a way for people to help...

Catholic Charities' role increasing as disaster response transitions to long-term recovery

Published Jun. 4 2019

Catholic Charities' focus is on the long-term recovery that people will be going through after flooding and the May 22...

Local musicians came together to raise funds for tornado victims

Published Jun. 3 2019

More than 15 local musicians banded together Sunday to raise money for those affected by the recent tornado, and to...