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Published:April 24th, 2011 11:57 EST
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Monster Tornado Hits Lambert International Airport In St. Louis

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The National Weather Service reports that the storm that ripped through the region late Friday was the worst it has seen in more than 40 years.

The last time the area saw such severe and widespread damage was on Jan. 24., 1967, when a tornado traveled 21 miles across St. Louis County following an eerily similar path.

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Lambert International Airport, smack in the middle of that path, was hit hard, losing part of its roof and seeing its windows shattered throughout the main terminal. There were multiple injuries, none serious. The airport is closed down indefinitely." Read More

Tornados have a penchant for destroying mobile homes, and carrying off young girls wearing shiny red shoes.

Most of us sophisticated folks feel that we are immune to the destructive power of a tornado. But a tornado struck Lambert International Airport, leaving destruction and injuries in its wake.

It must have been horrifying and surreal experience for the people at the airport. When you are in an airport terrorism is always in the back of your mind, but never in a million years do you expect a tornado to hit while you`re waiting to board your plane.

Thank goodness nobody was seriously hurt, St. Louis dodged a bullet.

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