Tornado strikes massive blow to Jefferson City school
Posted on 23 May 2019 at 10:17pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Students who visited the Simonsen Ninth Grade Center in Jefferson City Thursday said it is heartbreaking to see what Wednesday night's tornado did to their school.
“You never think something like this will happen in your town, and it is heartbreaking seeing where you went to school for a year and everything like that just destroyed by like five minutes,” said Aaliyah Carbin, an upcoming sophomore.
Senate approves disaster relief that will help Missouri farmers
Posted on 23 May 2019 at 6:38pm
COLUMBIA - Missouri's U.S. Senators both voted yes Thursday on a disaster aid bill that includes fresh resources for farms and communities impacted by flooding across the state.
“The flooding in our state has been completely devastating in some areas – from destroyed homes to lost crops to damaged infrastructure,” said Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri. “Relief is finally one step closer to reaching these communities so they can recover and rebuild.
HELPFUL RESOURCES: Agencies offer variety of help to tornado victims
Posted on 23 May 2019 at 6:02pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Businesses and charities in and around Jefferson City have stepped forward to help people who were affected by Wednesday night's storm.
Food and Shelter:
Homeowners assess devastation from Jefferson City tornado
Posted on 23 May 2019 at 3:40pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Residents of the eastern part of Jefferson City spent much of Thursday cleaning debris.
Andrew Buchanan, who lives on Dawson Drive, said he was at home when a tornado hit Jefferson City Wednesday night.
LIVE BLOG: Jefferson City responds after EF-3 tornado
Posted on 23 May 2019 at 3:15pm
COLUMBIA - An all-out cleanup effort is underway in Jefferson City, where fallen roofs, busted windows, scattered trees and downed power lines lie in heaps of rubble from Wednesday night's tornado.
This live blog will include the latest photo and video of damage, in addition to details on the recovery as thousands of people begin rebuilding. Items generally appear in reverse chronological order, with the newest on top.
Thousands of people in tornado's path could be without power awhile
Posted on 23 May 2019 at 1:14pm
COLUMBIA - Several people in the Jefferson City area will remain without power for several days.
Three Rivers Electric Cooperative says its system was struck by the tornado around 10:19pm. Power poles separated into two and fell down completely in Cole and Miller counties.
Eldon community in recovery mode after tornado
Posted on 23 May 2019 at 11:33am
ELDON - The Eldon Police Department is continuing to sort through the catastrophic tornado aftermath around the city.
Many homes and businesses were severely damaged by the tornado.
Mizzou extends helping hand to tornado victims
Posted on 23 May 2019 at 10:54am
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri lending assistance on several fronts to help people affected by Wednesday night's tornado in Jefferson City.
That includes help with housing, law enforcement and damage assessent.
Closures, cancellations abound following Jefferson City tornado
Posted on 23 May 2019 at 10:41am
JEFFERSON CITY - The damage and complications from Wednesday's tornado has led to a number of school, government and business closings and cancellations.
Gov. Mike Parson asked on Twitter that all non-emergency state workers stay home due to damage to some state buildings and loss of power.
Shelters open in Jefferson City after tornado
Posted on 23 May 2019 at 9:42am
JEFFERSON CITY - The American Red Cross has opened several shelters following Wednesday's damaging tornado.
The shelters are at the following locations: