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NWS confirms EF-1 tornadoes touched down in Wentzville, Montgomery Co.

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Crews are on the scene of a gas leak that happened at a mobile park in Wentzville late Monday night. There was also storm damage at the mobile home park. Credit: KMOV Crews are on the scene of a gas leak that happened at a mobile park in Wentzville late Monday night. There was also storm damage at the mobile home park. Credit: KMOV
Storm damage in Wentzville Tuesday morning (Credit: KMOV) Storm damage in Wentzville Tuesday morning (Credit: KMOV)
Skyzoom4 over damage in Wentzville Tuesday (Credit: KMOV) Skyzoom4 over damage in Wentzville Tuesday (Credit: KMOV)

WENTZVILLE, MO. (KMOV.com) -- The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Wentzville and in Montgomery County Monday night.

The weather service originally estimated the tornado had peak winds at 100 mph and was on the ground for three minutes starting at 11:51 p.m. Around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, the weather service revised its earlier estimate and said the wind speed peak was estimated to be 98 mph.

The weather service also advised they are still investigating the tornado and there is a chance the information will change once again pending final review.

When the tornado and severe weather took place, a gas leak occurred near Main Street and Hilltop Drive late Monday night. According to officials, the winds snapped a tree, which was knocked down and cracked a gas line, forcing the gas leak.

Storm damage, including two mobile homes being flipped over with people inside, was also seen at the mobile home park. There were also reports of downed limbs, roof damage and pieces of roof in trees in the area.

“We were standing outside on the porch, looking at the storm, and we ended up walking in the house and not even seven minutes later a storm rolls in,” said resident Austin Stuflben. “We saw a bunch of winds, wreckage, and power went out. We came out and saw shingles and siding on our tree and everything.”

The mobile home park has been evacuated.

Those inside the mobile homes when they flipped over were taken to the hospital. The extent of their injuries is currently unknown.

A second EF-1 tornado with estimated winds of 100 MPH touched down in southeastern Montgomery County and went into Warren County before falling apart south of Warrenton

According to the National Weather Service, three people were injured during the severe weather.

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