St. Louis neighborhoods hit with multiple tornadoes
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:59:36 GMT —
Residents in the St. Louis Metro area are waking up to storm damage and no power.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared the area a state of emergency.
Tornado warnings were issued across the Metro region up until 8:30 Wednesday night.
Officials say there is extensive damage to homes and neighborhoods across the area.
You can find a photo gallery of the damage here, provided by KMOV News in St. Louis.
Downed power lines left many without power. Fortunately, no one was injured.
Nixon will survey the storm damage Thursday morning and meet with local officials.
Meanwhile, a tornado is being blamed for severe damage in northern Arkansas Wednesday night. The national weather service says the twister touched down in Van Buren County.
Officials say it destroyed a church and ripped through several homes. Drivers were also hit by the strong winds -- some cars and trucks ended up overturned.
At least three injuries were reported in the county.