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article imageTornado hits St Louis airport

By KJ Mullins     Apr 23, 2011 in Environment
CNN is reporting that a tornado has touched down at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Injuries have been reported as the airport closed down after being hit by the storm.
Concourse C, used by American Airlines, AirTran and Cape Air, was damaged by the storm. Parts of the roof and windows were blown out as heavy winds sent debris flying. Passengers were hit by the flying glass.
Four people have been taken to hospital while others were treated at the scene, the NY Daily News reports.
KSEE reports that the planes appear to have escaped damage.
The Wall Street Journal writes, "Lambert-St. Louis International Airport said all inbound and outbound flights were cancelled until further notice while authorities make safety and operational assessments."
According to the National Weather Service the tornado was on the ground for several miles. At least 20 homes in the area have been damaged.
Fans at Busch Stadium were quickly sent into shelter areas as tornado sirens went off. There is no reports of damage to the stadium.
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