Multiple tornados, winds topping 80 mph reported across St. Louis, damage buildings

Full extent of damage not yet known

ST. LOUIS - Multiple tornadoes and winds topping 80 miles per hour were reported across the St. Louis metro area Wednesday, damaging buildings as a storm tore across the city.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, at least four tornado and rotation sightings have been reported.

Meteorologist Scott Truett with the National Weather Service did not confirm that tornados had touched down in the area, but they mentioned areas of St. Louis where tornados were likely, the newspaper reports.

"It was a significant storm," Truett told the newspaper.

Rescue crews were sent out to help with fire calls and to knock on the doors of damaged buildings Wednesday night, the newspaper reports.

High winds have been causing major damage to homes, schools and a local airport, according to the newspaper. A wind gust of 101 mph was reported in one area, while 50 to 80 mph winds were reported throughout the metro area. Locals reported power outages and fallen trees and power lines throughout the evening.

The full extent of the damage is not yet known, the newspaper reports.

No major injuries have been reported.

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