As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr’s wife and adult son didn’t have time to do anything but scramble down the stairs into their basement.
Meteorologists says tornadoes possible in nation’s midsection.
The National Weather Service has confirmed–there were tornadoes in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois on Halloween night.
An increase in the temperature of the Pacific Ocean may help scientists more accurately predict the location and strength of U.S. tornadoes.
St. Charles County is hoping for federal disaster money to help cover costs left over from recent flooding and tornadoes.
The insurance department said most of those claims relate to damaged homes, though some also could be for vehicles.
Nearly $1.5 million in tornado, flood damage in St. Charles County alone.
The National Weather Service says two of the tornadoes were rated EF-3, which means they contained winds measuring 136 to 165 miles per hour.
The storm Friday night produced two tornadoes, one that began in St. Charles County and traveled 32 miles through parts of St. Louis County.
National Weather Service announced Saturday the severity of the storms that crossed through bi-state region on Friday night.