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Storm hits Maryland Heights, damaging homes

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo (AP) -- An apparent tornado hit Maryland Heights in suburban St. Louis, damaging homes and yanking down power lines.

A dispatcher for the Maryland Heights police department said a tornado hit the area Friday evening, and that roofs were "completely" ripped off homes. She said several officers were out dealing reports of gas leaks, sparking power lines and downed trees that were blocking roadways.

The department said it was unclear if there were any injuries.

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