Tornado damages St. Louis airport


A tornado touched down close to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Friday, causing damage and forcing the airport to close.
Although the tornado caused enough damage to have the airport temporarily shut down, airport officials expected to reopen at 70 percent capacity Sunday, the New York Times reports.
According to the Christian Science Monitor, the storm destroyed houses in many surrounding suburbs of St. Louis and left about 35,000 residents without power.
Airport officials said that the airfield was still fully functional and they hope to be operating at full capacity by the middle of next week, the New York Times reports.
According to the Christian Science Monitor, the tornado ripped away a large part of the main terminal's roof and blew most of its windows out.
The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado in the area with winds of over 165 miles per hour, the New York Times reports.