NWS: 5 tornadoes hit eastern Missouri on Good Friday

NWS: 5 tornadoes hit eastern Missouri on Good Friday

Credit: AP

The remains of houses and scattered debris are all that is left on part of Beaverton Drive in St. Louis Missouri after what residents believe was a tornado touched down earlier in the evening, Friday, April 22, 2011 in St. Louis. Gov. Jay Nixon announced late Friday he had declared a state of emergency, allowing state agencies to assist local jurisdictions with their emergency responses to the storm's aftermath. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

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Posted on April 26, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 26 at 4:06 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The National Weather Service says five separate tornadoes touched down in eastern Missouri on Good Friday.
   The weather service said Tuesday that one supercell produced three tornadoes -- one near New Melle, another through St. Louis and Madison counties and north St. Louis City, and the third in Madison, Clinton and Bond counties.
   Another supercell produced tornadoes in Monroe County and St. Clair County.
   No one was killed in the storms. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the weather service attributes that "remarkable" fact occurred because residents were given 34 minutes of warning, extensive media coverage and actions of those in direct path of the storms.
   (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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