The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Hazelwood last night.
The official investigator is on the scene and has given a preliminary EF 2 rating to the twister. That classification means that sustained wind gusts were measure at 111 - 135 miles per hour.
The report says the tornado damage extends from the Coachlite Skating Center in Bridgeton along 270 all the way into Hazelwood.
No reports have been released on tornadoes reported to have hit Wildwood and Florissant.