Preliminary survey report: EF-3 Tornado struck Jefferson City, Missouri

The National Weather Service (NWS) says a preliminary survey results indicate that an EF-3 Tornado struck Jefferson City, Missouri (MO) last night.

According to the survey team, the Tornado caused a significant amount of damage in a section of Four Seasons Drive and Flora Drive in the city.

The NWS office (branch) in St. Louis, MO tweeted the following :

However, an updated preliminary damage survey was then published via the St. Louis NWS office’s official Twitter account :

As surveys are ongoing, we will continue to monitor the progress of said damage surveys. We will publish the full survey report once completed.


Killer Tornadoes tear through Missouri, killing three people

The above photo is of the Tornado that struck the city of Jefferson – outside city limits.

Three people have been killed in a Tornado near Joplin and the National Weather Service (NWS) have confirmed a “violent Tornado” in Jefferson City late last night.

At approxmintanly 8:00pm, the NWS stated “a very large and destructive Tornado” had been spotted on the ground in Golden City, which is around forty miles north of Joplin.

RELATED: Large night-time Tornado captured on camera in Golden City, Missouri

Several hours later, the Missouri Department of Public Safety revealed the sad news that three people were killed in the Tornado

However, the storm system continued to move across the state. This is where it gets nightmarish, at 11:47pm, the NWS said a “violent Tornado” was confirmed in Jefferson City.

RELATED: Violent night-time Tornado captured on camera in Jefferson City, Missouri

Reports coming out of the city have suggested catastrophic damage has been caused by the Tornado. First responders have been inundated with calls from residents needing help.

2:00am local time, Lieutenant David Williams of the Jefferson City Police Department (JCPD) said there were no confirmed deaths, however several people were injured.

Williams also stated they had received multiple calls of people trapped. Williams called the scene a “chaotic situation”.

Local hospitals did not seen an influx of patients however set up command centers just in case the need arises.

The Missouri Department of Public Safety tweeted that there was a possibility of more Tornadoes and flash flooding.

The NWS said it had received twenty two sightings of Tornadoes by late Wednesday evening, however some of those could be duplicates – same Tornado essentially.

The JCPD saoid there are emergency shelters at the Thomas Jefferson Middle School, YMCA on Stadium and YMCA on Ellis Boulevard for people in need of help.

Governor has told all non-essential government employees to stay away from the city of Jefferson.

RELATED: Significant Tornado captured on camera in Carl Junction, Missouri

Day break is starting to break, so we’ll start to see more of the damage caused by the Tornado. This will be updating article – posting of videos/photos of damage.



Photo credit: Damon Powers

Violent night-time Tornado captured on camera in Jefferson City, Missouri

UPDATED ARTICLE: Killer Tornadoes tear through Missouri, killing three people

When and should video of this Tornado emerge, we will post it. Extensive damage and injuries are being reported at this time, a further article will be produced on this event.

A violent night-time Tornado has been captured on camera in Jefferson City, Missouri – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: Jason Drake

The photo was captured by Jason Drake on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, late night, 22nd May.

However, Missouri Storm Chasers posted the photo on their official Facebook account. Find more photos of the Tornado, damage caused by the Tornado below.

Photo credit: TBC, shared via Kansas City Storm Chasers

Video: Sights and sounds of the Tornado moments before it hit the city – shared via WeatherNation.

Photos of damage caused by this Tornado can be found below.