Governor calls Jeff City tornado damage 'devastating'

Three people died and two dozen were injured in Missouri overnight after severe storms and tornadoes touched down.

Posted: May 23, 2019 11:12 AM

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) Gov. Mike Parson says the damage caused by a tornado that hit Jefferson City "devastating."

The governor flew over parts of the state capital Thursday morning. He surveyed the hardest hit areas.

Damage from a tornado that struck Jefferson City overnight was concentrated in a three-mile square area in the southern part of the city.

Three people died and two dozen were injured in Missouri overnight after severe storms and tornadoes touched down.

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