‘CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE’: A Massive Tornado Strikes Missouri’s Capital, At Least 3 Killed, Dozens Injured

Originally published at: ‘CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE’: A Massive Tornado Strikes Missouri’s Capital, At Least 3 Killed, Dozens Injured | Sean Hannity

A massive tornado struck Jefferson City, Missouri overnight; killing at least three and injuring dozens as first responders rush to rescue those “trapped in their homes.”

“A ‘violent tornado’ tore through Missouri’s capital city late Wednesday, causing extensive damage under the cover of darkness on a day in which severe weather statewide was blamed for three deaths and dozens of people left trapped inside their homes,” reports Fox News.

“This is a life threatening situation,” the NWS said. “Seek shelter now!”

A large tornado caused multiple injuries and structural collapses in Missouri’s capital, Jefferson City, late Wednesday. https://t.co/8Gl6uH0iSW

— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) May 23, 2019

“It’s one thing to see tornado video from areas that don’t have a big population, but because areas like Jefferson City have been hit hard, that affects a tremendous amount of people,” Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean said on “FOX & friends“The video coming out there is just catastrophic, unfortunately.”

Major tornados across state tonight, including Jeff City. We’re doing okay but praying for those that were caught in damage, some are still trapped – local emergency crews are on site and assisting.

— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) May 23, 2019

“Major tornados across state tonight, including Jeff City. We’re doing okay but praying for those that were caught in damage, some are still trapped – local emergency crews are on site and assisting,” posted Missouri Governor Mike Parson on social media.

“Across the state, Missouri’s first responders once again responded quickly and with strong coordination as much of the state dealt with extremely dangerous conditions that left people injured, trapped in homes, and tragically led to the death of three people,” Parson said Thursday morning.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.