A storm system that buried parts of Wyoming and South Dakota in heavy, wet snow on Friday also brought powerful thunderstorms packing tornadoes to the Great Plains.
The severe weather that has hit part of the Midwest will continue to threaten the region.
The trial has been delayed for a southwest Missouri man charged with defrauding victims of the Joplin tornado.
Students from Drury University in Springfield are collecting stories about the Joplin tornado for a healing and recovery project.
The storms included one that spawned a tornado in the St. Louis area and others that caused widespread flooding.
“It’s turned into a much bigger cleanup than we thought,” County Executive Steve Ehlmann said. “We are anticipating collecting about 50,000 tons of tree and limb debris.”
Historic gymnasium in Gillespie, Illinois damaged by EF-2 tornado on May 31.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and State Emergency Management Agency will assess the extent to which two tornadoes ripped through the area.
An Illinois man was part of the storm chasing team from which three members were killed by a tornado in Oklahoma.
Most of the outages nearly 35,000 were on the Missouri side of the St. Louis region as of about 1:00 p.m. Monday.