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    Photos: Tornadoes, severe storms wreak havoc across Midwest

    By Courtney Barrow, AccuWeather staff writer
    By Renee Duff, AccuWeather meteorologist
    March 08, 2017, 5:13:49 AM EST

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    Severe storms with tornadoes, high winds and hail swept across the Midwest on Monday evening into Tuesday, causing widespread damage across the region.

    Tornadoes caused injuries and damaged homes in Missouri. Officials reported at least 15 people were hurt as a tornado moved through Oak Grove. None of the injuries were life threatening.

    The National Weather Service surveyed the damage caused by the tornado that moved through Oak Grove and determined that it was an EF-3 tornado with winds reaching up to 152 mph.


    Several airplanes and airplane hangers were damaged at the Johnson County Executive Airport near Kansas City, Missouri, as high winds knocked planes on their sides and tore hangers to pieces.

    Between 100 and 200 people were displaced from their homes around Oak Grove, ABC News reported.

    Many residents around the Kansas City, Missouri, area were without power for much of Monday evening. As many as 66,000 KCP&L customers were affected at 8:40 p.m. CST, but the company restored power to many throughout Monday night.

    Sizable hail was spotted throughout the area. Hail as big as chicken eggs was found in Kansas.

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    Wind gusts reached as high as 90 mph in Belle Plaine, Iowa. Widespread tree, power line and structural damage was reported from Iowa and Wisconsin to Oklahoma and Arkansas.

    Dry weather will continue for cleanup efforts on Wednesday.

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    Hail that fell in Desoto, Kansas on Monday evening. (Photo/Twitter user xylaria01)

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    The St. Louis Fire Department reports a overturned tractor trailer carrying 55 gallons drums and more than 40 boxes of corrosive material. A hazardous material team has been called to the scene. (Twitter/@STLFireDept)

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    A tornado sweeping through Missouri took a toll on a suburban neighborhood, wrapping this trampoline around a nearby tree. (Twitter/@KielO)


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    Reed ks wall cloud

    A wall cloud was spotted near Edgerton, Kansas, by AccuWeather Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer around 7:18 p.m. CST Monday.

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    The Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe, KS, suffered significant damage following Monday's storms. (Photo/Johnson County, KS, government)

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    (Photo/ Johnson County, KS, government)

    oak grove damage

    Significant storm damage was reported around Oak Grove, Missouri, after a confirmed tornado was reported in the area. (Photo/NWS Kansas City)

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