MO - Massive tornado strikes Jefferson City; possible mass casualties from "catastrophic event"

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    'It was a direct hit': Enormous EF5 tornado strikes Jefferson City in Missouri causing 'catastrophic damage' to the state capital and a 'mass casualty event' as authorities call in the National Guard (Daily Mail)




      • 'Violent tornado' was confirmed in Jefferson City around 11.47pm on Wednesday
      • In tweet National Weather Service warned residents in area to take 'shelter now!'
      • Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin issued evacuation for homes and the airport
      • The NWS said on Facebook that the tornado has 'produced extensive damage'
     
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    Major damage reported at Best Western Plus Capital Inn motel, and Hawthorne Apartments, and people trapped at both locations; destruction throughout city, according to early reports. Injuries and extensive damage according to Twitter reports @ Jefferson City tornado. Extensive damage near Ellis Blvd. near U.S. Hwy. 54. The damage path is so wide that it's possible that both the State Capitol and the State Penitentiary were hit. All city firefighters have been called in to work; area hospitals in disaster mode, calling back workers. Three dead downstate in Golden City, Barton County. Injuries and destruction reported in SW MO town of Carl Junction, just north of Joplin, where, eight years ago to the day, an F5 twister killed 158. Reports of more tornadoes continue throughout MO and OK; earlier damage in KS as well. Many reports of downed power lines, gas odors, "walking wounded." A night of fear continues. Sunrise 5:52 a.m. CT.


    Jefferson City Tornado - Twitter Search

    ABC 17 News Now Livestream - KMIZ

    KRCG13 Livestream
     
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    MO Public Safety on Twitter
    In Jefferson City, the state capital, there is extensive damage along Ellis Boulevard near Highway 54. Power lines are down. Traffic is being diverted as @MSHPTrooperGHQ & local first responders go door-to-door. Consider all power lines live. Stay out of areas with damage. #MoWx

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    Brian Hauswirth on Twitter
    UPDATE: @JeffCityPolice Lieutenant David Williams says there will be a media briefing at 2 am at the Cole County Sheriff's Department, about tonight's storms. He says they are currently identifying location of damage and searching for injured residents.
    1:30 AM - 23 May 2019

    Andrew Kauffman on Twitter
    More photos of Jefferson City from our viewer GT
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    1:31 AM - 23 May 2019

    Russ Ptacek on Twitter
    #Breaking More tornadoes now as rescuers are still trying to get to victims of the monster tornado that hit Jefferson City
    1:32 AM - 23 May 2019

    Cory Johnson on Twitter
    MSHP Trooper Bickle is urging people to not come in to Jeff City of possible. He tells me "we have a lot of hurt people and it's hard to get to them with people coming in to see the damage". The Cole County Sheriff's Office will host a briefing at 2 AM. @KOMUnews
    1:32 AM - 23 May 2019
     
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    My thoughts and prayers are with Jefferson City!
     
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    Still over three hours till sunrise in Jeff City, when a firm understanding of the extent of the destruction in human lives and in property, can begin.
     
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    Praying for MO
     
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    At least 20 people were treated for injuries in Jefferson City, and no deaths were reported there, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday morning.

    Jefferson City police Lt. David Williams said later that no one had been reported missing.

    Bricks, trees and downed power lines littered parts of the capital Thursday morning.

    "Many, many buildings have significant damage, and there's a lot of buildings that have small damage as well. It's very widespread," Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin told CNN.
    And no deaths? Remarkable. Miraculous? Maybe.

    Jefferson City: Violent tornado that hit Missouri's capital 'felt like an earthquake'
     
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    Wow I'll say, particularly because initial reports had it a five-mile-wide EF-5 (reports today say EF-3). If it had have been that initial strength scores would have died. The one eight years back that killed 160 in Joplin MO was EF-5 I think. This one's lessened strength is a good example of what each measurement, F3 and F5, means. Big difference. The difference between death, and damage.
     
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    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The tornado that tore through Jefferson City overnight has been given a maximum rating of an EF-3, the National Weather Service says.

    However, the agency said some damage points for the mid-Missouri tornado rated from an EF-0 to an EF-2. This is based on a preliminary damage survey, which is still ongoing, the National Weather Service said in a tweet.

    Weather Service gives maximum EF-3 rating for tornado that hit Jefferson City
     
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