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By Pat Lindsey
The day after a tornado touched down in Hazelwood, the air in the hardest hit area smelled like Christmas, but no one was celebrating. A massive cleanup had begun on Holiday Ave., Lynn Haven Lane, Howdershell and surrounding streets. Tree trimming crews were removing huge pine trees from the roofs of houses and tops of cars. Neighbors comforted neighbors as they stared at their destroyed homes in disbelief.
GOVERNOR NIXON TOURS HAZELWOOD/FLORISSANT STORM DAMAGE
Mayor Tom Schneider joined Gov. Jay Nixon, Hazelwood Mayor Matt Robinson, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, Ferguson Mayor Knowles and Ameren CEO Baxter Thursday to inspect damage created by the tornado that hit the area April 10
STORM UPDATE THAT HIT THE CITY OF FLORISSANT
The City of Florissant was hit hard last night as the storm blew through the community. After the storm Chief Tim Lowery had his officers immediately start assessing the damage in the area, looking for down trees and power lines and protecting property to those homes and businesses that were damaged from the storm. The officers have also been directing traffic since after the storm at intersections where the traffic lights still remain non functional.
Six Spent Night at Armstrong School
The American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter is moving the Hazelwood shelter to the civic center at 8969 Dunn Road because Armstrong Elementary School does not have power. Six people spent the night in the Red Cross shelter at Armstrong Elementary last night after tornadoes ripped through the North St. Louis community. Red Cross disaster assessment teams will begin canvassing tornado damaged neighborhoods in Hazelwood this morning, after police and fire have determined the area is safe. Down power lines and a gas leak have prevented first responders from allowing assessment teams in the affected areas. Assessments are required before the Red Cross can begin casework. Volunteers will likely start damage assessments sometime Thursday morning. Caseworkers expect to meet with clients this afternoon.
Florissant Had Damage Also
In addition to all the storm damage in Hazelwood, from what weather officials are calling a tornado, there are parts of Florissant that sustained significant damage also.
By Carol Arnett
The Florissant City Council held a first reading on the bill that would rezone the property where Wal-Mart wants to locate. The property, near the intersection of New Halls Ferry Rd. and Lindbergh Blvd., is south of Lindbergh, between Lowe’s and Coldwater Creek. This bill represents a revision of the plan originally approved by the council« Previous Entries Next Entries »