Path length: 7.5 miles
Width: 500 yards
The state of Missouri was hit by 17 tornadoes on December 31, 2010. Three were given a rating of EF-3. We look at one of those in this summary. It tracked 7.5 miles over Fort Leonard Wood in Pulaski County. On the east side of the base, numerous homes were destroyed. Some homes had complete wall damage. Per the NWS survey, 159 homes were damaged, 41 of which were destroyed. There was extensive damage to several military training area and moderate damage to installation utility systems. The water treatment plant on the base was severely damaged. The second level of the building was completely ripped apart. The tornado disrupted Fort Leonard Wood’s power supply system, shut off the water system and damaged gas lines.
Image Via Storm Data
Images via NWS Springfield
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