Report: Tornado damaged more than 600 buildings

The historic president’s house at Lincoln University sustained heavy damage in the May 22, 2019 tornado that hit Jefferson City. More than 600 homes, businesses, and government buildings were detroyed or damaged. The LU campus can be seen at the top of the photo. (Drone photo by Clarion News).

JEFFERSON CITY – A Cole County/Jefferson City government report issued Monday says more than 600 buildings were destroyed or damaged during the May 22, 2019 tornado that hit the capital city.

The total includes 516 residences, 82 commercial structures, and 30 government buildings. The tornado hit Jefferson City late at night after it began near Eldon, Mo., traveling 32 miles before ending its devastating path of destruction. Although many residents suffered injuries, no lives were lost during the F-3 tornado.

The historic president’s house at Lincoln University sustained heavy damage in the May 22, 2019 tornado that hit Jefferson City. More than 600 homes, businesses, and government buildings were detroyed or damaged. (Drone photo by Clarion News).

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