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Crews at Jefferson Barracks busy cleaning up debris after Wednesday's storm

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Damage at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery after a storm on July 13. Credit: KMOV Damage at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery after a storm on July 13. Credit: KMOV
SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

Crews at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery said about 200 trees fell following the storm on July 13.

Dan Phillips, Assistant Director of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery said crews are busy cleaning up debris. 

"The wind was high enough to pull up the concrete curbs. We were fortunately out here, we did not have any buildings damaged," said Phillips.

Phillips said he is always worried about the trees that are still intact.

"We do have some trees that are still unstable that had cracked from wind or possibly from the lightning," said Phillips.

Many of the trees that did fall broke nearly 40 headstones.

Crews are working as fast as they can to get things back to the way they were, but until that happens Phillips asks visitors to keep out of the cemetery.

"We advise them to stay out. Let us get the cemetery fixed up so we can accommodate our vets and family members," said Phillips.

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