Missouri and Illinois Hit by Severe Winds, Heatwave Expected

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St. Louis, MO – Severe straight-line winds, reaching speeds of 70-100 mph, caused significant damage in south-central Lewis County, Missouri, and western Adams County, Illinois. Numerous trees and power poles were snapped, and farm outbuildings and grain silos sustained considerable damage.

According to the National Weather Service, the storm survey team confirmed the extent of the damage on Friday.

Additionally, an intense heatwave is predicted to hit the region over the weekend, with temperatures soaring above 100 degrees. The hottest day is expected on Sunday, with heat index values ranging from 99-105 degrees. Residents are advised to stay hydrated, take breaks in the shade, and wear light-colored clothing to prevent heat-related illnesses.

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