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St. Louis residents assess damage after violent storm

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In this aerial photograph, debris is shown strewn around a damaged home on Saturday, April 23, in Bridgeton, Mo., following a Friday-evening tornado in the area.

Jeff Roberson / AP

In this aerial photograph, debris is strewn about a neighborhood Saturday, April 23, in Bridgeton, Mo., following a Friday-evening tornado in the area.

Robert Cohen / St. Louis Post-Dispatch via EPA

A woman standing in front of a house demolished by a tornado that ripped through a home in Maryland Heights, Missouri, April 22. St. Louis Lambert International Airport remains closed after the roofs of nearby homes were blown off, trees smashed into houses, semitrailers blown off highways and numerous windows shattered.

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Darrell Peebles, right, walks through storm damage in Berkeley, Mo., after a Friday-evening storm caused extensive damage in and around St. Louis. An apparent tornado tore through a section of St. Louis' Lambert Field on Friday, lifting the roof off a concourse, injuring several people and forcing the airport's closure. Planes were diverted to other locations as emergency crews probed the debris for more wounded. Mayor Francis Slay said Lambert would be shut down "indefinitely."

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Officers from the St. Louis County police department inspect the remains of a home on Beaverton Drive in St. Louis, Missouri, after what residents believe was a tornado touched down earlier in the evening, Friday, April 22. Gov. Jay Nixon announced late Friday he had declared a state of emergency, allowing state agencies to assist local jurisdictions with their emergency responses to the storm's aftermath.

Jeff Roberson / AP

In this aerial photograph, debris is strewn about a neighborhood Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Bridgeton, Mo., following a Friday-evening tornado in the area. St. Louis' main airport was closed for business Saturday while crews cleaned up after a tornado tore through a terminal, causing several injuries and sending people scurrying for shelter as plated glass shattered around them. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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