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St. Louis Airport trashed by Tornado!

Posted by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 1:04 PM
Jes
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 I didn't see anyone else mention this today...

(CNN) -- Heavy winds from a severe storm caused significant damage, shattered windows and sent debris raining down on passengers at an airport in St. Louis Friday night.

The Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is closed indefinitely while officials investigate the damage, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay told reporters.

The reported tornado twisted metal and blew out plate-glass windows in the airport's main terminal, CNN affiliate KSDK reported.

Four people were transported to nearby hospitals with injuries, Slay said.

Passengers were hit with flying glass and debris as winds ripped off part of the roof in the airport's C concourse, the station reported.

One witness described a chaotic scene outside the terminal as officials evacuated passengers from at least one aircraft.

"The plane was rocking back and forth," said Brett Knewitz of Albuquerque, New Mexico, who was on a plane that was about to take off from the airport when the storm hit.

Initially officials did not allow evacuated passengers into the airport, he said, because of concerns that the building's roof would collapse.Once he was allowed inside, Knewitz said he saw an injured gate agent.

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lovinangels
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Oh, wow! I hadn't seen that yet. Thanks for posting.

iluv2meow
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 1:07 PM

scary

armywifey1983
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 1:16 PM

I have a friend in the St Louis area at the moment for work. I haven't gotten a hold of him yet, but hopefully its only because phone service stinks after a storm like that. If you live near there or have family in the area, I hope all is well!

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Apr. 23, 2011 at 1:18 PM

 Video Here:

(its in the middle of the page)

 http://news.discovery.com/earth/tornado-st-louis-110423.html

tericared
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Homes in the immediate area were blown to bits......It was bad....

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Apr. 23, 2011 at 1:19 PM

 Luckily NO DEATHS!  THANK GOODNESS!  Only some injured people and A LOT of damage...

 

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Apr. 23, 2011 at 1:20 PM

 I grew up in Missouri and had my share of tornados...  :-(  I hope all the people are okay...  I haven't been able to find anything about residential areas yet... 

Quoting tericared:

Homes in the immediate area were blown to bits......It was bad....

 

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