Tornadoes hit northeastern Missouri

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 | 7:46 p.m. CDT

BOWLING GREEN — Storms with heavy rain and tornadoes swept through northeast Missouri, damaging barns and yanking down power lines, but no major damage or injuries were reported.

The Pike County Sheriff's Department said the storm hit the Bowling Green area late Tuesday afternoon and that spotters confirmed three tornadoes in the county in a 45-minute period. The department said barns and outbuildings were damaged, but there were no early reports of injuries.

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport was reported closed Tuesday evening because of bad weather.

The National Weather Service issued a series of tornado warnings Tuesday for the area, which also included western Illinois. The weather service said Wednesday was expected to be dry, but more rain was forecast for later in the week, raising concerns about flooding.

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