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Storms bring strong wind, flash flooding, tornadoes

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Skyzoom 4 captured this photo of storm damage in St. Peters Skyzoom 4 captured this photo of storm damage in St. Peters
Skyzoom 4 captured this photo of storm damage in St. Peters Skyzoom 4 captured this photo of storm damage in St. Peters
Skyzoom 4 captured this photo of flooding in St. Peters Skyzoom 4 captured this photo of flooding in St. Peters

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Severe storms moved across the St. Louis area Sunday night and brought heavy rain, wind and even a tornado touch-down with them.

On Monday, officials with the National Weather Service confirmed an EF2 tornado touched down in north St. Peters on Sunday night.

The strong line of showers and thunderstorms developed in the northern parts of the News 4 viewing area Sunday afternoon and sparked a tornado warning in Pike and Lincoln County.  There were two tornadoes in Eolia, Missouri, one twister being an EF-1 and the other an EF-0. However, nobody was injured.

In St. Charles County, trained spotters reported seeing a tornado on the ground north of St. Peters. Skyzoom 4 was over the area Monday morning and saw a home with damage. Skyzoom 4 also captured flooding in the area and what appeared to be homeowners taking their belongings out of the homes impacted by Sunday night's weather. 

In total, police believe at least six homes were damaged. The National Weather Service believes the tornado in St. Peters was on the ground for about a mile.

In South St. Louis City, the heavy rain led to flash flooding in the Shaw and Tower Grove neighborhoods. MSD said they received 352 calls for sewage back-ups in basements. Many homes in South City were affected. MSD said St. Louis City's sewer system is not meant to handle a lot of rain.

The agency said it's utility insurance program only covers $3,000 in damages.

For baseball fans at Busch Stadium, the severe thunderstorm warning for the City of St. Louis forced fans to take cover in stairways and concourses. The game resumed play after a rain delay.

No injuries were immediately reported following the storms.

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