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Tornado strikes Fort Leonard Wood; civilian firefighters called for help
Tornado strikes Fort Leonard Wood; civilian firefighters called for help

This tornado caused major damage on Fort Leonard Wood, emergency agencies report.
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Dec. 31, 2010) —  NOTE: Click "comments" for live updates of damage reports. A tornado has struck Fort Leonard Wood and fire personnel on post are requesting an emergency response from both Waynesville and Saint Robert firefighters. At 10:35 a.m., Fort Leonard Wood called for additional response from Crocker firefighters and from Tri-County firefighters in Richland.

Detailed information isn’t yet available, but Waynesville firefighters have sent a brush truck and a fire engine with full crews armed with chainsaws to the post; St. Robert firefighters have sent one engine. Preliminary reports indicate that all Fort Leonard Wood firefighters have left Station One to respond to the scene of the damage.

The storm has now moved out of the Fort Leonard Wood area and is headed toward Rolla, currently 10 miles south of that city. At 9:19 AM, National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a tornado 16 miles southwest of Fort Leonard Wood moving northeast at 45 mph, with a projected path to include Beulah, Devil’s Elbow, Doolittle, Edgar Springs, Fort Leonard Wood, Jerome, Newburg, and Northwye before moving to the Rolla area.

A tornado watch remains in effect for the entire area until 3 p.m. today.

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