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Monday, April 26, 2010

Photo: Tornado Track Through Des Peres on Saturday

Posted By on Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 8:39 AM

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It's official. The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado did touch down in Des Peres during Saturday's violent storm front that hit the St. Louis region around 4:30 p.m. April 24.

According to the weather service, the twister touched down in a Des Peres subdivision and traveled northwest for about .6 miles, leaving a 300-yard-wide path of destruction in its wake that felled trees and ripped apart rooftops.

The tornado was headed straight for West County Shopping Center but dissipated a few hundred yards before striking the busy mall.

View the tornado's path after the jump.

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The tornado struck down in the Lynkirk and Dougherty Ferry and traveled northwest toward West County mall.

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