This tornado developed 13 miles North of Downtown St. Louis in the Spanish Lake area. It moved across the Mississippi River into Illinois causing damage in the Hartford and Roxana areas.
Five homes were destroyed. One home was moved 60 feet from its foundation. There were two vehicles thrown 250 yards. Several farm structures were damaged and many trees and power lines were brought down.
2011 was one of the most active tornado years on record and it started off with seven twisters that traveled through portions of Mississippi. One of the strongest, was given an EF3 rating. It tracked close to nine miles through Noxubee County.
Main Writer Nick Wilkes documents the violent tornado outbreak that hit parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario on May 31, 1985.
A Funnel Feature by Guest Writer Beth Ann Crocker about the Suffolk, VA EF3 Tornado. 20 mile path on April 28, 2008