Thursday, May 26, 2011

Storms rip through Southeast Missouri

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Powerful thunderstorms ripped through Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois last night, spinning off funnel clouds and tornados.

The National Weather Service reports that a tornado touched down near Elsinore in Carter County. The tornado damaged homes and left a 3 miles debris field west of Elsinore.

Trained spotters also report at least two injuries from a tornado that touched down in rural Wayne County.

In Bollinger County, winds between 70 and 80 miles per hour were reported throughout the county.


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