JOPLIN, Mo. – Scenes of heroism during and after Joplin's Sunday tornado are beginning to trickle out. And no scene is more gripping than what happened inside the nine-story St. John's Regional Medical Center, when the EF5 tornado began to wreak havoc on the roof, windows, and electricity of the hospital. As KSMU's Jennifer Moore reports, a mostly female staff managed to evacuate the entire hospital within ninety minutes of the tornado.
Kansas City, Missouri – People need to pay attention to severe storm warnings, even though it may seem unnecessary.
Severe weather yesterday caused at least one tornado to touch down around 151st and Metcal in South Johnson County, and another around Harrisonville, according to law enforcement officers. Area police departments dispatched officers and trained storm spotters to the periphery of the county to file weather reports and check on residents and businesses.
Jefferson City, Mo. – A tornado that struck Sedalia Wednesday damaged and destroyed dozens of homes and businesses, but no one was killed and no serious injuries reported. St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin reports.
Officials estimate between 15 and 25 people were transported or drove themselves to the local hospital with minor injuries. The tornado ripped through a six-block stretch of businesses along U.S. Highway 65.
Sedalia, Mo. – Emergency personnel in Pettis County and the city of Sedalia are accessing damage from tornadoes today. St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin is there and says officials feel lucky that it wasn't worse.
The heaviest damaged area now was alongside U.S. Highway 65 on the south side of town. Several businesses were hit by the tornado. We don't have the exact number of how many (businesses) destroyed or hit yet.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Among the dangerous storms moving through Missouri today, Sedalia was struck by a tornado. St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin is on his way there and he gives us an update on what he knows now.
Kansas City, MO – Just after noon today, a tornado touched down in Sedalia, Missouri. Heavy damage is reported in some parts of the city. According to the Sedalia Democrat, early reports include damage along U.S. 65 and debris throughout the area.