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7 years ago today: remembering the Good Friday tornado in St. Louis area

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A neighborhood damaged by a tornado is seen April 23, 2011, in Bridgeton, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) A neighborhood damaged by a tornado is seen April 23, 2011, in Bridgeton, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
BRIDGETON (KMOV.com) -

On April 22, 2011, an EF4 tornado ripped through the St. Louis area, completely destroying homes in Bridgeton and even badly damaging parts of St. Louis International Lambert Airport.

Beaverton Drive in the Harmann Estates subdivision in Bridgeton took the worst hit from the Good Friday tornado. Some houses were destroyed so badly that families had hardly anything to recover from their homes.

The National Weather Service confirmed that it was a tornado that struck Lambert Airport in St. Louis, causing several injuries and sending people scurrying for shelter as plated glass shattered around them and also caused damage in several St. Louis County communities.

At the airport, many glass windows were shattered, planes were damaged and the roof of a terminal was lifted off. A van even found itself on top of the airport roof.

The airport was completely shut down during the tornado.

Incredibly, no one was killed.

Take a look at these incredible photos from the natural disaster that happened seven years ago.

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