Last night severe weather including tornadoes went through North St. Louis County, destroying homes and causing widespread damage. Thankfully, only minor injuries occurred as result from a storm of this magnitude.
Lambert International Airport suffered millions of dollars worth of damage, primarily at Concourse C. The roof was torn out, windows shattered, cars outside the passenger pick-up/drop-off were tossed around, and a jet was moved from its original position. A parking shuttle was left dangling precariously over the edge of the parking garage. Last night, power knocked out communications at the airport, grounding flights and diverting those coming into the city. They expect some operations to be restored later this evening and to be full operational by tomorrow. Terminal 2 (formerly East Terminal) remains fully operational and some flights have been diverted there.
Local St. Louis media has extensive coverage from the storm and of Lambert’s damage. Here is the link to the Post-Dispatch’s website.