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STL takes direct hit from tornado

Post by Turbofan » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:52 pm

St. Louis Lambert Airport was hit by a tornado last night. I saw the cell that produced it on radar, has a classic hook echo signature, with velocities showing strong rotation. Here are some damage photos.

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Crews-sur ... bc33c01756

Just from the damage photos I would say this would be an EF-2, but from some posts on JP.net the damage extended to the concourses and jetways as well. Also the fact that a shuttle van is hanging on the side of a parking garage means the tornado was pretty strong.
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Re: STL takes direct hit from tornado

Post by Gunny » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:18 pm

Not making fun but now would be a good time for upgrades seeing as it going to take a while to get back into full service.

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Re: STL takes direct hit from tornado

Post by Phoenix » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:19 pm

What I hate is the fact that the people in charge typically wait until it is too late and a disaster strikes and then upgrade!

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Re: STL takes direct hit from tornado

Post by Turbofan » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:45 pm

It has been rated an EF-4. That's a strong tornado.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lsx/?n=04_22_2011
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Re: STL takes direct hit from tornado

Post by UAL777LHR » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:00 am

Imagine if TWA or AA still had a hub there. Then it would be pure chaos.

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