April 11th, 2013
06:51 AM ET

Tornadoes strike Missouri, Arkansas

Residents in Missouri and Arkansas are grappling with the aftermath of a series of storms that spawned at least two tornadoes.

At least 24 homes in Hazelwood, Missouri, sustained severe damage from Wednesday night's storms, the St. Louis County Office of Emergency Management said.

One tornado touched down in the St. Louis suburb, ripping the roofs off of several homes, Hazelwood communications manager Tim Davidson said. No serious injuries were immediately reported.

Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Missouri after a series of storms pummeled the St. Louis area and elsewhere across the state. Nixon will tour damaged areas Thursday, his website said.

Filed under: Arkansas • Missouri
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  1. chrissy

    Hope ruffnut and family are ok.

    April 11, 2013 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Doesn't Scottish Mama live in that area too ? Let us know somethinfrig friends.

    April 11, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Good morning@bobcat@chrissy

    April 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Hope & pray these folks are safe.

    April 11, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. s kel

    Thats right Ruffnut lives in Kansas City mo. I didnt know Scottish Mama lived there too. Two of my fav people I hope they r ok.

    April 11, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I do, too.
      Sadly, we have not seen either of them lately. This seems to be common here, anymore.

      April 11, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Yea doesnt Mama live near St. louis @ banasy?

    April 11, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Chris Dorner

    They don't ACTUALLY live there.

    April 11, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dawn

    I operate a non profit called Neighbors That Care and we profit gently used clothing and new hygiene products to people who have experienced a tragedy due to a natural disaster. We can provide some clothing, tooth brushes and tooth paste. Does anyone know of a local church or organization in the area that is providing assistance to those who lost their homes? If so, can you please post so I can reach out to them?

    April 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |