Number Of Uninhabitable St. Charles Homes Will Likely Rise

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ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI)- Friday’s tornado tore through portions of St. Charles County, damaging or destroying many homes. On Saturday, they numbered around 100. The St. Charles County Director of Building Code Enforcement said Sunday that that number may rise.

"We found more than we thought was there," Rocky Morgan said of the thirteen mile long swath of damage.  "We’ve got a widespread area around here that got damaged.  We’re still trying to get our hands around it still, and we’re getting a good idea of what we have, but we’re still finding things.  We don’t have a total number yet."

Friday evening’s tornado cut a 12 to 13 mile swath across central St. Charles County and into northern St. Louis County. The tornado reached E-F 3 levels at times but took no lives.

One of the hardest hit areas was off of Dingledine Road, on Haversham Rd, where neighbors dug through debris looking for people in the damaged homes.  Many are still shocked no one was killed.

"Very amazed," Tom Burket told us.  "You look at the damage of the houses here and I’m surprised somebody wasn’t.  Just to have minor injuries, that’s truly amazing."

More coverage: Map, Pictures & Video Of Storm Damage In St. Charles

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon toured the area by National Guard helicopter before walking through parts of the Greenboro subdivision Saturday afternoon.

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