A 'violent tornado' has touched down in Missouri

'Violent' tornado rips through Missouri, fatalities feared

‘Violent Tornado’ Touches Down in Missouri Capital

However, three deaths and several injuries were recorded in and around Golden City, some 48km north-east of Joplin, which was hit by another tornado, the Missouri Department of Public Safety said on Twitter. And they both ravaged residential neighborhoods and business districts.

"We are asking that all non-essential state employees in the Jefferson City area remain at home on Thursday".

"Oh it's terrible. We've been a business here for 40 years", he said.

Before midnight, the National Weather Service urged Jefferson City residents to "shelter now!" as the tornado moved at 40 miles per hour through the central Missouri region and shot debris about 13,000 feet into the air. The town is about 43 miles (69.2 kilometers) northeast of Joplin.

Then there was the timing.

A tornado hit the city, the capital of Missouri, as people were in bed on May 22. According to the NWS, over 170 tornadoes have been reported since last Friday. "It's always better to be inside somewhere when a tornado strikes, rather than being out". Jefferson City Police Lt. These storms are also causing heavy rains and flooding that are forcing residents to evacuate.

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The company had around 2,000 electric customers affected in Jefferson City.

Another natural disaster could be imminent in Jefferson City.

According to AccuWeather, the threats of severe weather will return to the Plains on May 23, partially as a result of a large and persistent dip in the jet stream across the western United States.

Those warnings are now more precise, too.

Betty Berg, 56, also was killed and her husband, Mark, was seriously injured when their mobile home was destroyed just west of the city, Lueckenhoff said.

Radar is more advanced, too.

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The National Weather Service office in St. Louis confirmed a "violent tornado" was on the ground in Jefferson City, telling people to "shelter now" at about 11:48 p.m. local time.

No deaths have been reported in Jefferson City.

The Missouri River topped a levee on the north side of town, threatening the airport and a few homes and businesses, including a golf course and events center Danny Baumgartner owns.

"You never know what this weather is going to do", Parson said. Many trees were down, and a couple of other homes in the area sustained minor damage, authorities said. "But we'll all make it".

After the storm had passed, he went outside to see the damage: "There's basically one building that's basically one story now". The tornado also spared the Capitol building.

"Damage reports coming in from Jefferson City are heartbreaking", KOMU meteorologist Matt Beckwith said, noting reports of people trapped in their basement.

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