Tornados and severe weather struck St. Louis, Missouri and the surrounding areas Friday evening, including Lambert-St. Louis International Airport where one damaged a concourse and terminal. As part of a string of strong storms moving through the area, the evening has been under watches and warnings for most of the night. There have been unconfirmed sightings in many areas and counties throughout Missouri.
According to reports from KMOV news in St. Louis, the airport received damage to a terminal and Concourse C which caters to American Airlines, Air Tran, and Cape Air. According to witnesses at the airport, the tornadoes touched down, throwing debris, breaking glass, damaging cars in the parking structures, and causing injuries. At this time, there are no reports of how badly the injuries are or how many are hurt.
With over 39,000 power outages throughout the area, reports are coming in of possible tornadoes and damage in Bridgeton, Ferguson, Florissant, Maryland Heights, and St. Ann, as well as Dardenne Prairie and New Melle in St. Charles County, Missouri.
Fans from the St. Louis Cardinals game at Busch Stadium were moved to safety when the sirens began to sound, and the game was delayed.
Many areas are still under tornado warnings, and it looks like it could be a long night for area residents. The spring storm season has arrived and is apparently doing its best to make everyone know it is here. Unfortunately for residents in these areas throughout the country, this is only the beginning of the season.