Tornado hits St. Louis airport

On Friday, April 22 2011, a tornado touched down at the airport in St. Louis bursting glass in the concourse and damaging cars on the top level of the parking garage.

Lambert spokesman Jeff Lea said he did not immediately have information about how many people were hurt, or how badly. He said the injuries were believed to be from glass that shattered as the storm hit the airport. An Air National Guard facility at the airport was reportedly damaged.

Lea said several cars parked at the airport were damaged. He didn’t yet know if any planes were affected, or if any flights were delayed or canceled.

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Damages were also reported in Maryland Heights, Bridgeton, St. Ann, Ferguson and Florissant. As well Interstate 270 in the storm area was closed.

Missouri utility company Ameren has reported more than 39,000 power outages.

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