On the evening of Friday, Dec. 10, a devastating storm, which is reported to have produced up to 30 tornadoes, swept across the Midwest.
One branch of the storm had an EF-3 tornado in the St. Louis area, which destroyed an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville. Another branch of the storm created what is being called the “Quad State Tornado,” which crossed Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky. While the details are still being investigated, the Quad State Tornado may have set the unfortunate record of being the longest continuous tornado in history for the United States, covering over 230 miles in a time span of around four hours.
For more on the recent storm, please see this week’s print edition.