PHOTOS: Sunday's Storm Tears Off Roofs, Rips Up Traffic Lights, Downs Trees, Cuts Power


Winds downed a traffic light at Tucker and Locust in downtown St. Louis. - ALLISON BABKA
  • Allison Babka
  • Winds downed a traffic light at Tucker and Locust in downtown St. Louis.

St. Louis suffered wide-spread wind damage and power outages Sunday when a severe storm system tore through the city with heavy winds and hail.

More than 37,000 homes had power outages in the St. Louis area, Ameren Missouri reported.

Residents saw roof damage and uprooted trees across St. Louis, and a Wentzville school's roof was significantly damaged, according to the National Weather Service. Officials say there were no casualties in St. Louis.

Continue reading for more photos of Sunday's storm damage.

Emergency dispatchers received about 80 calls for fallen trees and power lines, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The normal high for November 17 is 55 degrees, according to the weather service. St. Louis hit its previous record of 78 degrees in 1958, 1952 and 1941.

Residents should call 314-622-4800 for help with downed power lines, trees or other storm damage.

The storm moved through St. Louis rapidly, leaving blue skies, puffy clouds and rainbows behind.

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