So far, this spring is shaping up to have as much extreme weather as the frozen winter St. Louis just survived.
A tornado touched down in University City at 5:23 a.m. Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. About twenty homes reported damage, including twisted and snapped trees.
No one was injured, according to an early-morning report from the National Weather Service Thursday.
About 2,000 University City-area neighbors lost power in the early morning, as well as 6,200 households in Madison and St. Clair counties, according to the Post-Dispatch.
Officials are clearing some University City homes to find the source of a possible leak after residents complained of smelling gas.So far, Thursday's storm, which followed a day of rains and flash floods that left motorists just north of St. Louis stranded, hasn't caused any reported deaths or injuries, although the tornado sirens did cost these hotel-stayers a good night's sleep:
5:30am Tornado Sirens in downtown St. Louis. Everyone in hotel basement. All good now. We got free donuts! pic.twitter.com/9tJeVzZsG2— Joseph DeBenedictis (@Joseph_Video) April 3, 2014
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