March 12, 2006 - Posted at 12:14 p.m. CST
ST. MARY, Mo. (AP) _ A husband and wife were killed in a tornado
in southern Missouri.
Their pickup truck was blown into a propane tank as the twisters
flattened homes along a 20-mile path of destruction about 80 miles
south of St. Louis last night. Several others were injured.
Another severe thunderstorm is now moving into northwest
Missouri, prompting a tornado warning near St. Joseph.
Last night's tornado split a brick ranch home in half, tossed
mobile homes, caved in garages and smashed trees. Several homes and
business were damaged in the small town of Fults, Illinois when a
In Jefferson County, just south of St. Louis, high winds ripped
through a new subdivision, destroying seven homes. Five people were
Softball-sized hail also caused damage and wind ripped the roof
off a McDonald's in the popular tourist town of Branson, Missouri.