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Thu May 23, 2019, 04:29 AM

'Extensive' damage reported in Jefferson City tornado

ST. LOUIS (CNN / KMOV) -- A violent tornado in Missouri caught sleeping residents off guard late Wednesday night, as a series of storms continued to bring chaos across the state, Oklahoma and Kansas.

Shortly after 11:30 p.m., a powerful tornado known as a "Wedge Tornado" -- one in which the funnel is wider than it is tall -- was observed over Jefferson City. It moved at 40 mph and sent debris 13,000 feet into the air, according to the National Weather Service.

https://www.kmov.com/news/extensive-damage-reported-in-jefferson-city-tornado/article_3e570d70-7d20-11e9-9ea3-17562169e9ac.html

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Thu May 23, 2019, 05:28 AM

1. News coverage from the Jefferson City News Tribune:

Tornado cuts swath of destruction through Jefferson City

Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, an apparent tornado or tornadoes followed U.S. 54 from Eldon through Brazito in Cole County and into the Jefferson City.

Authorities were still attempting to determine the damages to life and property early Thursday morning.

Jefferson City Lt. David Williams said the affected areas are still being determined.

"It's too early to say how wide a swath was that the storm went through," he said.

More at: http://www.newstribune.com/news/local/story/2019/may/23/tornado-hits-jefferson-city/780046/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Thu May 23, 2019, 05:35 AM

2. I am sure as daylight arrives

More will be determined.

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