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Weather Service confirms Missouri tornadoes

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By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Survey teams from the National Weather Service confirm that much of Friday's storm damage in southern and eastern Missouri was caused by tornadoes.
The strongest tornadoes hit Fort Leonard Wood, where several homes on the sprawling Army post were destroyed, and the St. Louis County town of Sunset Hills.
The Weather Service estimates the Fort Leonard Wood tornado was an EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, with winds of 136 to 165 mph. Experts who surveyed the damage in Sunset Hills determined the tornado there was potentially greater than an EF3. They'll take another look Saturday.
The service also determined an EF-1 tornado hit Dent County, where two people were killed in a mobile home. And a twister of undetermined strength damaged boats and docks at Table Rock Lake.
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