End Of Days: Tornado Shuts Down St. Louis Airport

- By Bossip Staff

Another local weather emergency makes national headlines.

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado struck the airport, and it was conducting a survey of other possible tornadoes, forecaster Scott Truett told CNN. The region was receiving more rainfall Saturday.

A tornado warning for the airport was issued at 7:36 p.m. Friday, about 35 minutes before the twister struck.
Truett said “one parent thunderstorm” formed near Jefferson City, Missouri, on Friday and moved east toward St. Louis. The tornado that struck the airport may first have touched down in New Melle, about 30 miles to the west.

About 30,000 homes in the county remained without power, and five shelters had been established. Major highways were open, but officials advised people to stay home.

Searchers were going door to door in several communities.

“We’re looking for the family that may be missing,” Earls told CNN.

Inspections of buildings will take several days and hauling off debris will take longer.

“We are doing a second door-to-door search right now,” said Bridgeton Police Chief Don Hood. So far, everyone has been accounted for and there were no reported injuries, he said.

Many homes in the town were heavily damaged. Most of the city was without power and some roads were not passable, Hood told CNN.

Airport officials were relieved that the severe storm Friday evening injured only a relative few passengers.
Five people were taken to hospitals for minor injuries and about a dozen others were treated at the airport for cuts and scrapes after the storm struck around 8:15 p.m. Friday, said airport spokesman Jeff Lea.

“It’s amazing given the number of people and the amount of damage,” he said.

Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge said one terminal was in good shape and the other also will be able to provide service Sunday. A few hundred passengers were stranded, but most stayed at hotels, she said.

Concourse C in the main terminal, however, will take a while to repair and carriers will have to use other locations in the airport, she said.

Concourse C is used by American Airlines, Frontier, AirTran and Cape Air.

A van was left hanging precariously off the edge of a terminal parking garage. A video posted on YouTube showed strong winds pushing a Southwest Airlines plane away from a walkway and passengers moving quickly away from tall windows, dark clouds moving in.

Passengers were hit with flying glass and debris as winds ripped off part of the roof in the airport’s C concourse, CNN affiliate KSDK said.

“All the windows were busted. … The airport looks like a war zone,” Elizabeth Rastberger, 32, told CNN’s iReport.

All this stuff can’t be coincidental, man.


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  • scary

    I live close to saint louis we had 2 tornadoes 1 in the morning and the other at night the one in the morning I woke it was pitch black at 8.30 in the morning child……..I was like Jesus

  • team nymphis

    where you at rose?

  • http://Bossip.com Nene87

    I think God is really trying to tell us something but we do not want to listen.

  • stl-alien

    Ummm….. St Louis is NOT in tornado alley…. I’ve lived here all my life and I’ve never experienced such extreme weather than this year. It truly is the end of days because things that are prophesied in the Bible are happened before our eyes…get your head out of the clouds and pay attention to the signs

    • Iyan

      I agree with you. I’ve been back to the Lou on and off for 20 years, and have never seen anything like this.

    • STL2DFW

      I lived in STL & esp in that area & I have seen worse than this…like SNOW…it was just a tornado…um was there not an earthquake there a few years ago…now that never happens but life went on…rain like that is common esp in the county…nobody was hurt it wasnt extreme so stop overDOING it…

  • Iyan

    I wasn’t that scared of the tornado as I was about the CRAZY lightning show. I swear every split second it looked like a laser show. I hope to never haved to witness anything like it ever, because it really was scary. Sad thing about this whole thing is that it’s not over yet. Everyone in the mid-west affected by this, just be safe.

  • Iyan

    Southern MO, IL, just keep praying. I will be.




  • minerva

    tell the truth!!
    one of the MOST intelligent
    (besides mine,of course) comments i’ve EVER read…..
    we, in the “lou”, know that the only thing that changes
    faster than the weather here are the people!!!
    monday afternoon was 85 degrees;mon. night it was 45!

  • Me

    Earthquakes, tornadoes, war, food shortages, etc. A sign of the times. Read your Bible. Prophesies are being fufilled. Take note.

  • rose by any other name 350 8914 ™

    @Nymphis, im here sweetie… this weather in the Lou is terrible..see what happen to the Airport… we got terrible thunderstorms and lots of rain.. just tore up our backyard.. but its fixable!! love ya!!

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