NEWSLETTER: Huge tornado hits Jefferson City in Missouri, what & # 39; catastrophic damage & # 39; to the state capital and & # 39; several people & # 39; injured late and trapped in ruins
- & # 39; Violent tornado & # 39; was confirmed in Jefferson City around 11.47 on Wednesday morning
- In a tweet, National Weather Service warned residents in the area to now & # 39; shelter & # 39; to take!
- Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin issued evacuation for houses and the airport
A catastrophic tornado has crossed the capital of Missouri, according to the National Weather Service.
The & # 39; violent tornado & # 39; was confirmed in Jefferson City around 11.47 on Wednesday evening.
In a tweet, the weather service warned residents in the area to now & # 39; shelter & # 39; to take!
Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin issued a mandatory evacuation for an area with a handful of houses.
The airport of the city has also been evacuated. The NWS issued tornado warnings for various cities in Missouri up to 1am CDT.
A catastrophic tornado has crossed the capital of Missouri, according to the National Weather Service. The & # 39; violent tornado & # 39; was confirmed in Jefferson City around 11.47 on Wednesday evening. This photo shows a tornado behind different houses at Carl's junction
For the third consecutive day, dangerous storms triggered countless tornado warnings and reports from moving twisters, mostly in Missouri and Oklahoma.
The NWS said it had received 22 notifications from tornadoes late Wednesday evening, although some of them could be double reports from the same twister.
A tornado drove just a few miles north of Joplin, Missouri, on the eighth anniversary of a catastrophic tornado that killed 161 people in the city.
The tornado caused some damage in the city of Carl Junction, about 4 miles north of Joplin airport.
The Arkansas River approached historic highs, while the already high Missouri and Mississippi rivers resurrected after a multi-day storm of storms producing dozens of tornadoes.
Officials said the Mississippi River reached or approached a major flood trap from Iowa to southern Missouri and Illinois.
In St. Louis, the Mississippi was expected to rise nearly 12 meters above the flood stage on Monday.
If that is the case, the coast guard will probably close the river for navigation to the river for the second time this month.
Along the Missouri River, about 50 dikes in Missouri could be taken by surprise on Saturday as high water levels move downstream, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.
The expectation was that on Thursday at 36.1 feet near the city of Glasgow, Missouri, the river would flood the ramparts and flood some houses, highways and parks.
Forecasters predicted that parts of Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas could see more severe weather from Wednesday morning to Thursday.
& # 39; The biggest concern is more rain & # 39 ;, said Oklahoma Gov Kevin Stitt during a press conference after an air trip with Tulsa Mayor G.W. Bynum and other officials Wednesday morning.
The flood flooded roads, closing highways in 22 counties of Oklahoma and 17 counties of Kansas, along with more than 330 roads of Missouri.
Amtrak suspended train service on Wednesday and Thursday along a route between St. Louis and Kansas City due to congestion and flood-related delays.
Death from this week's storms includes a 74-year-old woman who was found in Iowa early Wednesday morning.
Officials say they were killed by a possible tornado that damaged a farm in Adair County.
The Missouri authorities said heavy rain was a contributing factor in the deaths of two people in a traffic accident near Springfield on Tuesday.
A fourth weather-related death may have occurred in Oklahoma, where Highway Patrol said a woman apparently drowned after a barricade around Tuesday near Perkins, about 45 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.
The body of the unidentified woman was sent to the office of the medical examiner to confirm the cause of death.
Keli Cain spokeswoman for the Emergency Department in Oklahoma said she is not yet listed as the state's first storm-related death.
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