Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says he has confidence the communities hit by Wednesday's tornado will rebuild. The National Weather Service confirms an F-2 twister touched down in Hazelwood, doing extensive damage. No serious injuries were reported. Nixon visited the city yesterday so he could see the storm damage first hand. More than 100 homes and businesses were damaged by the severe weather Wednesday night.
A worker helping to restore power to a storm-damaged area has been electrocuted. The Ameren employee working in St. Ann yesterday made what the company calls "electrical contact." The unidentified man was rushed to an area hospital where he later died. The investigation into the accident continues.