Homes Leveled as Storms Rip Through Missouri, Arkansas - U.S. News
A state of emergency was declared in Missouri on Wednesday night after tornadoes and strong thunderstorms destroyed homes and businesses and downed power lines. The same storm system also leveled homes and caused injuries in Arkansas.
The storms that struck suburbs west and southwest of St. Louis included tornadoes, according to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
“This was a strong system of storms that caused damage to communities in several areas of our state,” Nixon said in a statement. “We will continue to work closely with local officials to assess damages and provide any needed assistance.”