Tornado Photos: Midwest Assesses Damage

Posted Thursday, 23 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

[Follow live coverage of the tornadoes that killed at least three people in Missouri.]
A violent tornado tore through the Missouri capital overnight on Wednesday, and as morning dawned, the extent of the damage was becoming clear: homes with roofs shorn off, wrecked stores, downed power poles and reports of people trapped in the rubble.
The Missouri Department of Public Safety said the damage in part of Jefferson City, the capital, was “extensive.” As shelters opened for residents, state troopers and local emergency officials went door-to-door searching for survivors.
At least three people were killed in another tornado in Golden City, Mo., two hours outside Kansas City.
“We are very thankful we didn’t have any more fatalities than we did,” Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri said Thursday. “But three is too many.”
Mr. Parson added that the death toll could grow larger. “We’re just getting to daylight,” he said.
A man cleared debris at U-Haul Moving & Storage on Thursday in Jefferson City.
Power lines were down throughout the city.
An apartment complex was damaged in the storms.
Four children were sleeping on the second floor of a house when the tornado came through Jefferson City. The children were unharmed.
Diane Kruger-Sargent comforted her twin daughters McKenzie, left, and JaiDyn as they took shelter on the first floor of a hotel in Jefferson City on Wednesday night.
From left, Ruby Overman with her grandchildren Diamond Miller, 9, Israzel Miller, 15, and Antwan Miller, 11, after their home was damaged.
A Mickey Mouse toy was among the debris on East Dunklin Street in Jefferson City.
A convenience store was destroyed by storms in Jefferson City.
Lem Walker and Connie Harris checked the damage at the Harris Financial Services building in Jefferson City.
A vehicle’s windows were blown out by the storm.

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