Lambert Airport

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
11:29 am
Fri June 17, 2011

U.S. Postal Service to close branch at Lambert-St. Louis Airport

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis.
(via Flickr/dbking)

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport announced today that the branch of the United States Postal Service there will close.

The branch, currently housed in Terminal 1 of the airport, will be open for customers to buy stamps and mail packages until June 30. After that, only a first-class mail drop box will be serviced by the Postal Service at the airport.

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Morning round-up
9:28 am
Thu June 2, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, June 2, 2011

A better idea of damage done at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport can be seen as daylight arrives in St. Louis on April 23. The airport was closed after a tornado hit the airport on April 22. The damage could take up to a year to fully repair.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Mo. Officials Preparing for More Flooding

Mother Nature is challenging Missourians again. With flooding likely along the Missouri River, Gov. Jay Nixon and other officials are heading to St. Joseph today to discuss preparations.

Seasonal flooding along the Missouri is being worsened this year as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases historic amounts of water from upstream dams in the Dakotas. Officials in northwestern Missouri's Atchison and Holt counties have already put residents in flood-prone areas on alert to evacuate as needed.

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Lambert tornado repairs
5:07 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

Lambert could take up to a year to finish tornado repairs

Workers survey damaged windows at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on April 23, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Lambert Airport officials say it could take up to a year to repair all of the damage inflicted by the Good Friday tornado. The twister blew out windows and tore part of the roof off of the C Concourse. The concourse has been closed off since the night of the tornado, with gates and waiting areas moved to the D Concourse, which had been closed previously.

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Morning round-up
9:29 am
Tue April 26, 2011

Morning headlines: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Workers board up windows at the main terminal of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Sunday, two days after a devastating tornado severely damaged the terminal and Concourse C, which remains closed.
Rachel Lippmann/SLPR News

Corps of Engineers to Decide on Breach of Missouri Levee

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Tornado Cleanup
6:37 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

Lambert to operate at 100 percent tomorrow while area tornado cleanup continues

Peter Menke standing in front of his condemned home in Ferguson, Mo.
(Adam Allington/St. Louis Public Radio)

Cleanup operations are ongoing in St. Louis as the region recovers from the worst tornado in over 40 years.

Lambert St. Louis Airport will be back up to 100 percent capacity by tomorrow.

Airport officials have relocated American airlines into the unused D Concourse.  This is after hundreds of windows were blown out and severe damage to the roof of the C Concourse.

Zero deaths and only minor injuries were reported.

In the nearby town of Ferguson,  Peter Menke owns one of nearly 800 homes that have been condemned because of storm damage.

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Morning round-up
8:56 am
Mon April 25, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, April 25, 2011

Christopher Coleman is accused of killing his wife Sheri, and their two sons.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Opening Statements Begin Today in Christopher Coleman Trial

Area residents started to line-up early this morning outside the Monroe County courthouse to watch the start of the case. The crime took place nearly 2 years ago. Prosecutors allege that Coleman, who once handled security for the Joyce Meyer Ministries, killed his wife Sheri and their sons Garrett and Gavin to be with a mistress. That woman, Tara Lintz, has been ordered to testify and a deposition from Joyce Meyer will also be part of the prosecutor's case.

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Severe weather
9:47 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

Clean-up efforts continue following weekend storms

Residents remove belongings three days after a tornado devastated the area of Bridgeton, Missouri on April 25, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Resources:

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has released information to help those recovering avoid a "storm chasers" scam

Metro Transit is providing access to public transit to St. Louis County residents whose vehicles are buried under debris.  Metro Transit travels the affected communities and will help tornado victims get  to where they need to go via MetroBus and MetroLink. For more information, see this link.

To report power outages to Ameren, call 1-800-552-7583 (and you can see current listings of power outages).

Red Cross shelter and assistance information (Update: Maryland Heights shelter closing, supplies still available in Dellwood).

American Red Cross will be offering clean-up items from a fixed location at the Dellwood Recreation Center. See this link for more information.

Catholic Charities is accepting donations and providing assistance as well: call 314-367-5500

Missourians who need disaster information, shelter information or referrals are urged to call 211. The 211 service number is now available for most areas in Missouri. In areas where the 211 number is not operational, citizens can call 800-427-4626. 

People in St. Louis County who need assistance or want to volunteer can call 314-615-5000.

Lambert Airport list of airlines with contact information

From Mayor Slay via Twitter: For city residents, use @stlsb to report storm damage in your neighborhood.

 

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Aerotropolis bill
9:55 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Aerotropolis bill before Mo. Senate committee

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
(via Flickr/dbking)

After easily passing the House last week, a Missouri Senate committee is now considering a bill designed to make Lambert Airport an international air cargo hub.

The so-called Aerotropolis bill would provide around $480 million in tax credits to companies that develop air cargo facilities at or near Lambert.  Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge told the committee that the bill is about more than just doing business with China.

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White Christmas
6:00 pm
Fri December 24, 2010

MoDOT keeping up with winter storm

MoDOT plow and salt trucks get ready for a winter storm
(Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio)

The Missouri Department of Transportation is urging driver to take it slow and be careful if they must travel this Christmas night.

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Smoking
10:49 am
Mon December 6, 2010

Lambert passengers will have to light up outside

This smoking lounge at Lambert will be a thing of the past starting Jan. 2
St. Louis Public Radio

In a blog post on the busiest travel day of the year last year, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay made it clear he wanted to make Lambert Airport smoke-free.

That goal is now policy.

The mayor's office announced Monday that starting January 2, passengers at Lambert who want to smoke will have to step outside. The airport's smoking lounges will no longer be available.

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