Cleanup continues after tornadoes hit St. Charles Co., other parts of St. Louis area

Cleanup continues after tornadoes hit St. Charles Co., other parts of St. Louis area

Cleanup continues after tornadoes hit St. Charles Co., other parts of St. Louis area

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 5:32 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 9 at 8:15 AM

(KMOV) – Cleanup continued Monday in St. Charles County, where an EF-0 tornado damaged several homes and businesses, including a workout facility in St. Peters.

Several homes were damaged along Dingle Dine Rd., where blue tarps were placed on a number of roofs.

One resident cleaning up Sunday said a tree fell on her home moments after safely getting down to the basement.

Photos: Severe storms hit St. Louis area

“It was amazing that by less than five minute from when I left the room there’s a limb, this big, hanging down about this far from the floor and another here and you could see the whole outside, it was scary,” said Barbara Brock.

About 15 to 20 people were also inside the Club Fitness off N. St. Peters Pkwy. when the tornado struck, littering the parking lot with cinder blocks. Employees say the gym could be back open Wednesday.

The tornado also left damage in the Harvester area, where one homeowner says it ripped off her roof and brought down tree limbs.

Another EF-0 tornado moved through Red Bud and Fults in Ill. Saturday, damaging one home and crops and trees. A News 4 viewer recorded the storm from the front porch of his home just outside of town. The National Weather Service confirmed Monday a second tornado touched down in the area as well.

Meanwhile, an EF-1 tornado with peak winds of 110 mph stayed on the ground for about seven miles as it moved through New Madrid, Mo., just south of Sikeston. Several homes were hit, and the strong winds tore off park of the roof of a house.

No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

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