Metro-East News

June 8, 2014

Tornadoes touch down in Monroe, Randolph counties

Two EF-0 tornadoes briefly touched down Saturday in Monroe and Randolph counties during storms that popped up across the metro-east, according to a preliminary survey by the National Weather Service.

A tornado touched down about three miles west of Red Bud, damaging trees and crops, the National Weather Service said.

The tornado moved at 70 miles per hour at its peak, was 30 yards wide and traveled for about 1 mile.

An EF-0 rating means the tornado was between 65 mph to 85 mph.

The other tornado moved through Fults, causing a tree to fall on a house. The Fults tornado had a peak wind of 80 mph, was 40 yards wide and also traveled for a mile.

Elsewhere in the St. Louis metro area, news reports showed property damage in the St. Peters, Mo., area.

No injuries were reported Saturday.

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