ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Picking up the pieces after a fast moving tornado tore apart houses and lives in Hazelwood. No one died during the storm, but at least 8 people were injured in damage that stretched from Sullivan, through St. Louis County and into Illinois.
Our daylight aerial tour revealed the most serious damage in Hazelwood. Trees and power lines down, more than 100 homes and an apartment complex took the brunt of the storm. Most of the damage was centered around Howdershell Road and Lynn Haven Lane. The power of the winds so strong it picked up trees and dropped them where roofs once stood.
In Sullivan, Missouri a wind gust of 101 MPH was reported. At a mobile home park trailers were overturned and flattened. Others moved off their foundations
The storm took a path from Union to Chesterfield. In Union trees, large limbs and power lines were down on roads. The First Baptist Church lost part of its roof.
In Chesterfield, part of the roof came off of Shenandoah Valley Elementary School and several classrooms were damaged. Classes are expected to resume Friday.
The line of storms swept into Illinois ripping up the roof at the Piasa Harbor in Godfrey, part of the roof landed on a car.