Cleanup underway after storms damage St. Louis area

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 4:27 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 29 at 6:45 AM

(KMOV.com) – Cleanup was underway in the St. Louis area on Tuesday, less than a day after storms damaged several parts of the region.

Officials say north St .Louis and north St. Louis County were among the areas hit especially hard.

A tree went into a home located on Darby in north St. Louis. The roof of a nearby storage facility collapsed at the intersection of Natural Bridge and Darby. Authorities told News 4 a woman was inside the building at the time, but did not get hurt.

Photos: Storms damage parts of St. Louis area

Police said a car also crashed into a downed tree on Riverview Boulevard. Another tree fell on two homes near the intersection of McLaran and Tara. Homes along or near Church Rd. were also hit hard.

In north St. Louis County, many homes were damaged in north St. Louis County due to falling trees, partially blown off roofs and blown out windows. Authorities told News 4 that many of the affected homes were along or near Waldorf Drive, Donnell Avenue and Troy Drive. 

The only injury reported was when a man got struck by lightning in the 800 block of Melvin. He was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

As of 5:30 a.m., about 180 homes in St. Louis County and 115 in St. Louis city were still without power.

In St. Louis County, part of N. Geyer Road in Kirkwood was closed for several hours in Frontenac because power line wires were down.

A tree also fell onto a car at Conway Elementary School in the Ladue School District. Many other trees were down along Conway Road.

In the Metro East, a building on a college campus was damaged. Authorities told News a large window was blown out at Alumni Hall on the SIUE campus.

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