Missouri Tornado: EF-3 Twister Runs near 50 Miles, Hits Sikeston, Removes School Roof

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Sikeston, MO – An EF-3 tornado with peak winds of 140 mph swept through Sikeston early Sunday, causing significant destruction.

According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, KY, the tornado, which lasted from 7:15 to 7:31 a.m., impacted Stoddard and Scott Counties. It began in eastern Stoddard County, snapping a power pole before moving through Sikeston. The tornado severely damaged homes, uprooted trees, and removed the roof of a school building. It continued northeast, causing further destruction before dissipating in Diehlstadt. Teams are still assessing the damage, with the tornado’s path extending 47.1 miles.

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