Gotta Watch: Tornado rips through St. Louis
A tornado turns an SUV upside down in a St. Louis suburb.
April 25th, 2011
11:13 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Tornado rips through St. Louis

Many residents of St. Louis are glad to be safe after a category EF4 tornado ripped through the area over the weekend. These are just a few videos of the destruction.

Tornado slams airport – Upon first glance, this silent surveillance video of Lambert Airport in St. Louis looks as if there's an invisible vacuum inhaling debris.

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Safety underground – When weather forecasters say to head to the basement of your house during a storm, this is why. Here, our Dan Simon walks into what appears to be a hole in the ground that turns out to be the nearly untouched basement of a home that's been flattened by the storm.

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Nothing left – Here, we meet the people affected by the storm and what used to be their homes. Dan Simon finds an SUV that's been impaled by a wooden board.

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  1. Sherri

    Simply tragic.... it takes so much time to rebuild.

    April 25, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Throb

    I think that the headlines is in poor taste... As an ex editor. That would be a headline no no... Not even a bi line would make it.. I will say, the story as written is not in bad taste.. It is informative and allows us, the reader to see what is happening and get a visual of those events. Thank you for that CNN... However, no on the subject of poor taste.. Tom,. before you speek, take a note from the professionals.. get proof. Where is your proof that sin is causing all these disasters? Do you have it in good the a devine force that only shares information with you? Seriously, I doubt not.

    Tom, try to have a nice day. Schizophrania and paranoia are currable.. will send my best wishes to you on recieving the mental health you obviously need...

    April 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      Someone actually paid you to edit? Seriously? There are numerous errors in spelling and grammar throughout your comment. Perhaps that is why you are a former editor.

      April 25, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Throb


      @ Denizen Kate

      not very nice... I appearently do not have the time to sit here and type out an error free responce... but you appearently much... edit away... I'm human, your just rude...

      April 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mmmmm

    St Louis is just doing a little spring cleaning the natural way....

    April 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Hmmmmmmmmmmm

    @Mad Hatter,

    Carry on my wayward son,
    For there'll be peace when you are done
    Lay your weary head to rest
    Now don't you cry no more

    April 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Now don't you cry and worry less, Or

      Now don't you cry you little pest, Or

      Now don't you cry you'll cause a
      mess, Or

      next time Hmmmmmmmmmmm, try to
      rhyme the rest

      April 25, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mike

    I live in Brentwood about 5 miles southeast of the St. Louis Int'l Airport, and it's crazy that it didn't even rain here. I did get some great shots of the funnel cloud and the green sky.

    April 25, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mad Hatter

    Once I rose above the noise and confusion.
    Just to get a glimpse beyond this illusion.

    April 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Gaylord

    This is just the beginning of the end people, the earth quakes, tornadoes, tsunamis if you haven't read about the end of days you should, & get your self right with the lord.

    April 28, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
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