ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Parts of the Metro-East are cleaning up after severe weather rolled through Monday.
Multiple incidents of damage near Belleville and Shiloh, Illinois have been reported. At least six home were damaged in during the storms.
The Belleville Fire Department tweeted that they responded to reports of damaged homes, trees down and roads blocked on the east end of Belleville, mainly in Orchards and Maple Hill subdivisions. Strong winds ripped off portions of roof tops, leaving gaping holes while rain poured in. Crews were there before the rain stopped, cutting up downed trees and clearing the streets. There were no reports of injuries.
There was also damage at the Weingarten in Belleville. One employee told News 4 she was the only employee at work when the storm rolled through. The employee said she hid in a cooler.
“I just pulled it open and just hid right in the inside. I hid until my owner called and told me it was safe to come out,” Angie Fernlund said.
Ferlund said trees were blown down. Tables, chairs, and a dumpster were all tossed around by the wind. The owner said he believes a tornado touched down.
The owner estimates the business suffered thousands of dollars in damage
4Warn Meteorologist Matt Chambers says the system is a slow mover that has the potential to continue bringing rain to the St. Louis area until Wednesday.
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