ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Powerful winds and hail swept through the region Monday afternoon, leaving downed power lines, fallen trees and damaged buildings in their wake.
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Downed branches and uprooted trees fell into the streets of Riverview and Jordan in north St. Louis. Father down the street on Riverview and Broadway, Ameren crews worked on a downed power line and blown over traffic signal. There are some reports that a man was hit by lightning in the area, and a second man who was injured after a downed tree fell on his car. There's no word yet on their condition.
No one was injured when winds knocked down part of a concrete brick warehouse located at 6120 Natural Bridge, but a restored 1969 Mustang – a gift from a grandfather that was being kept in the facility for safe-keeping –wasn't near as lucky. The building was empty at the time of the collapse.
At Conway Elementary in Ladue, winds caused a downed tree to fall on a parked car. No students were injured.
There were preliminary reports of tornadoes in the Metro East, and numerous viewer photos show quarter-sized hail. There are no reports of significant damage in the area.
Parts of Worden, Ill. received quite a bit of rain Monday, causing minor flooding in parts of the town. A viewer photo shows a broken window in the third floor stairwell of Alumni Hall at SIUE due to wind.
Pockets of power outages have been reported in north and west St. Louis County,
Stay with KSDK.com and NewsChannel 5 for more information as it becomes available.