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Weather Service says seven tornadoes hit last week

This car sustained tree damage in last week's storm (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)


St. Louis, MO – The National Weather Service believes seven tornadoes touched down in the St. Louis area last week. Scientists have analyzed the damage from the storms that hit Wednesday and Friday.

They believe tornadoes touched down Wednesday near Bunker Hill and Edwardsville, Ill. The Friday storms spawned at least five tornadoes, including two just south of Troy, Ill.

The storm's straight-line winds were almost tornado-like. The Weather Service believes winds reached up to 90 miles per hour.

To see a list of all storm-related stories by KWMU from the past week, click here.


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