Kenneth Harris, 86, and his 83-year-old wife, Opal, were found dead about 200 yards (180 meters) from their home, and Betty Berg, 56, was killed and her husband, Mark, seriously injured when their mobile home was destroyed, authorities said. Monday's derecho — a widespread, intense and long-lived wind storm — lasted more than 14 hours, spanned more than 770 miles and resulted in nearly 500 severe wind reports. ST. LOUIS — People in Missouri and Illinois are waking up Sunday morning to widespread damage from an overnight storm that brought with it rain and high winds. I was thinking about that all last night." The storm, with winds gusts close to 100 miles per hour, downed trees and power lines as it moved through the city and suburbs. Weather forecasters had been tracking the storm before it arrived, and sirens first sounded in Jefferson City at 11:10 p.m. — about 30 minutes before the first property damage. IE 11 is not supported. The tornado cut a path about 3 miles long and a mile wide from the south end of Jefferson City north toward the Missouri River, said police Lt. David Williams. Officials in Tulsa said additional residents may be asked to evacuate as the Army Corps of Engineers increases the flow rate at a dam northwest of the city to help drain a watershed flooded by severe storms. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency, citing worsening flood concerns and soil inundation, as well as forecasts calling severe storms and possible tornadoes into … The potential for further flooding also prompted the HolleyFrontier Tulsa Refinery to temporarily shut down. Monday's storm that took down trees and power lines followed a tense night of looting and clashes in downtown Chicago following a police-involved shooting, which resulted in street closures and public transportation shutdowns. Elisha Fieldstadt is a breaking news reporter for NBC News. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. “It’s awful. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. 100-mph wind storms slam Chicago and Midwest, lasted more than 14 hours, spanned more than 770 miles and resulted in nearly 500 severe wind reports, Severe storm system causes destruction across at least nine states, followed a tense night of looting and clashes in downtown Chicago. The Army Corps of Engineers immediately inspected the dam and said only “minimal” damage was found. But the swollen river is projected to top a levee on the north side of the river by Friday, potentially flooding the city’s airport, which already has been evacuated. He estimated total damage in Carl Junction was “in the millions.”. The storms also … ComEd said crews in the Chicago area were prioritizing getting power back to police and fire stations, nursing homes and hospitals. “It was just the eeriest sound ever, and it felt like it was taking your breath right out of you,” Surprenant, 34, said. In Fort Wayne, a woman died after firefighters pulled her from debris inside her mobile home after high winds rolled it onto its side Monday night, said Adam O’Connor, deputy chief of the Fort Wayne Fire Department. David Surprenant watched the storm approach then rushed to join his family in the basement. Numerous wind gusts clocked in at over 100 mph. kctv5.com 4500 SHAWNEE MISSION PARKWAY FAIRWAY, KS 66205 Phone: (913) 677-5555 Email: kctv5@kctv5.com A twister also caused damage and several injuries in the town of Carl Junction, not far from Joplin, on the eighth anniversary of the catastrophic tornado that killed 161 people in that city. The National Weather Service in Chicago confirmed that multiple tornadoes in its coverage area had touched down. Mike Parson credited the warning system for saving lives. An early spring severe weather system moved through far eastern Kansas and western Missouri … 0 01/16/2021 HAIL REPORTS In Missouri. (AP/WKRG) — Severe weather impacts the South. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation that covers six counties. Home Weather Past Weather in Springfield, Missouri, USA — Yesterday and Last 2 Weeks Springfield Past weeks... Past Weather in Springfield, Missouri, USA — Yesterday and Last 2 Weeks Time/General At least one person has died after a strong line of storms rolled through the St. Louis area on Wednesday afternoon, tossing debris into streets and leaving more than 200,000 customers without power. Did a tornado strike? “It sounded like stuff was being thrown around, everything was just banging together, and then it just went dead silent,” she said. He said the deadly EF-3 tornado outside Golden City was on the ground for 12 miles. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel), Connect with the definitive source for global and local news, 150 miles (240 kilometers) away near Golden City. The barges had been floating out of control, on and off again, since Wednesday night near the town of 600, which was under a mandatory evacuation order due to flooding concerns. Farmers reported that some grain bins were destroyed and corn fields were flattened by the storm, and Iowa officials were assessing the total damage to its significant agriculture industry. As storms strike, this interactive map is your guide to impacts and damage reports coming into National Weather Service stations nationwide. Storms and torrential rains have ravaged the Midwest, from Texas through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois, in the past few days. Most of the city, including the tornado-ravaged section, sits on a bluff overlooking the south side of the Missouri River. What happened: A tornado hit Jefferson City, Missouri's capital, late last night.More than 150 miles away, the storm killed at least three people in Golden City. Hospitals reported treating injuries such as cuts and bruises. Thu 23 May 2019 08.07 EDT Last modified on Thu ... A series of devastating storms hit the area on Wednesday night leading to multiple tornadoes. Early Spring Storms Bring Damaging Tornadoes to Northern Missouri and Large Hail to the KC Metro Area. The boy was not injured, but the woman died later at a hospital. A tornado also skipped through the town of Eldon, population 4,900, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) outside Jefferson City, where it damaged the business district and “tore up several neighborhoods,” Miller County Emergency Management Director Mike Rayhart said. He figured that 98 percent of the approximately 750 vehicles on the lot were damaged. Meteorologist Mark Burchfield in Springfield, Missouri, said Thursday that the tornado that hit Carl Junction was on the ground for about nine miles. A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage, and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it moved through Chicago and into Indiana and Michigan. Lincoln University President Jerald Woolfolk rode out the tornado in the basement of her official residence, and it may have saved her life. On top of summer heat, the coronavirus pandemic and people whose medical conditions require power, the situation "becomes dire pretty quickly," he said. There were no immediate reports of any deaths or missing people in the capital city of about 40,000, and it appeared everyone was accounted for after door-to-door checks that were nearly complete Thursday evening, police Lt. David Williams said. Monday's derecho lasted more than 14 hours, spanned more than 770 miles and resulted in nearly 500 severe-wind reports. Henderson did not have any details about the man’s injuries. Jefferson City's mayor told AccuWeather the huge twister shredded her city "from one end of town to the other." 9:40 p.m. — Tornadoes have destroyed homes in Arkansas and Missouri and also caused damage in Oklahoma amid severe storms. Along the southern edge of that impulse, a few severe … Missouri Gov. Earlier in the night, tornadoes flew around southwest Missouri, near the Oklahoma border, setting off alarms in Joplin, where on the same date eight years earlier a tornado killed 161 people. That figure was 376,427 for Illinois, 15,047 for Missouri; 19,382 for Michigan, and 363,739 for Iowa. Two barges carrying a total of … Kevin Riley operates a car dealership next to Surprenant’s home, where he sells Chevys and Toyotas. Many in Jefferson City considered themselves fortunate to survive. A downed tree blocks a roadway in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. She emerged to find the roof had been blown off her apartment building. The … A fast moving storm system and cold front moved through the Missouri Ozarks and southeast Kansas Saturday evening 10/21/17 into the early morning predawn hours Sunday 10/22/2017. Aerial footage from the Oklahoma City television station KFOR showed the moment of impact shortly before noon Thursday. He said Monday's derecho will go down as one of the strongest in recent history and would likely be one of the country's worst weather events of 2020. 0 01/16/2021 TORNADO ACTIVITY In Missouri. Police Chief Delmar Haase said nearly three dozen homes had significant damage and several people sustained minor injuries. Patrick Marsh, science support chief at the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, said he's most concerned about the power outages now that the storm has passed. OZARK, Mo.-- After the first round of storms made its way north, a second bout ran through Southwest Missouri Tuesday night. So far, dozens of injuries, but no fatalities, have been reported in Iowa. … ... operations center last night to get state agencies in place to start helping people out affected by the storms. Some of the hardest hit areas are outside Chicago and in southern Missouri. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri’s capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The latest outbreak of tornadoes is almost one year after a spring of storms ravaged the Carolina's and Missouri.The system that hit Missouri, also created a blizzard like atmosphere further north into … Three of the state’s eight mobile coronavirus testing sites — in Marshalltown, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport — were temporarily closed Tuesday after suffering storm damage. 0.00 LARGEST HAIL 01/16/2021 In Missouri… The National Weather Service says the EF-3 tornado that hit Carl Junction was among four tornadoes that hit that area of the state Wednesday night over a path of roughly 50 miles. University spokeswoman Misty Young told the Jefferson City News-Tribune that the home, built 103 years ago, was so badly damaged it appeared to be uninhabitable. By 4 p.m., it had reached the Chicago area, bringing peak gusts that were frequently 70 mph to 90 mph, along with the risk of embedded tornadoes. "While much of the wind damage was straight-line wind, a few tornadoes were likely embedded within the storm complex across the region," the service tweeted. In Jefferson City, wind speeds were estimated to have reached as high as 160 miles per hour. However, the wrecked barges sank and are blocking three of the dam’s 12 flood gates. Iowa Gov. YESTERDAY'S HAIL REPORTS IN Missouri Click Here to View Yesterday's Hail Reports Nationwide. The three deaths happened more than 150 miles (240 kilometers) away near Golden City in Missouri’s southwestern corner. After ripping through Chicago, the most potent part of the storm system moved over north-central Indiana by late afternoon. A worker walks past tornado-damaged Toyotas at a dealership in Jefferson City, Mo., Thursday, May 23, 2019, after a tornado tore though late Wednesday. 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