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EF3 tornado damage in Illinois and Missouri

12:15 PM, Jun 1, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - National Weather Service preliminary information indicates damage from an EF-3 tornado on both sides of the river.

It was found in Roxana, Illinois and Harvester and Weldon Spring. There was also EF 3 damage in St. Louis County.

Wes Browning from the National Weather Service said preliminary information indicates an EF 2 hit Gillespie, Illinois and from Earth City to just north of Lambert St. Louis International Airport.

Trained weather spotters and the National Weather Service reported seeing four tornadoes on the ground in the St. Louis-area Friday night.

A weather spotter reported the first rain-wrapped tornado six miles east of Montgomery City around 5:35 p.m.

A National Weather Service employee saw a second tornado near Weldon Springs at 8:01 p.m. It damaged homes at Whitmore Country Club and subdivision.

Another trained weather spotter saw a tornado just west of New Poag Road near the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus. Trees were uprooted and snapped in the area.

An emergency manager spotted a tornado at 8:50 p.m. at Gillespie. The high school gymnasium lost its roof and more than two dozen homes lost their roofs.

National Weather Service teams will be deployed to survey the damage and confirm the tornado touch downs.

KSDK

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