NWS: 6 tornadoes in southeast MO, southern IL on Dec. 23 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

NWS: 6 tornadoes in southeast MO, southern IL on Dec. 23

The Clearwater Campground in Piedmont, Mo. had a lot of damage after storms came through at around 10 a.m. on Dec. 23. (Source: Paul Gaines) The Clearwater Campground in Piedmont, Mo. had a lot of damage after storms came through at around 10 a.m. on Dec. 23. (Source: Paul Gaines)
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In a preliminary statement, the National Weather Service reported six tornadoes in the Heartland during severe weather on Wednesday, December 23.

An EF1 tornado was recorded at around 9:43 a.m., just less than a mile southwest of Chilton, near the Current River, in Carter County, Mo.

This tornado had a path length of 6 miles and ended at 9:49 a.m. about 5 miles northeast of Chilton, along railroad tracks just east of Highway 60.

The damage summary included an old school house that was nearly destroyed and hundreds of trees were either snapped in half or uprooted.

A second EF1 tornado was recorded at around 9:56 a.m. about 4 miles west of Mill Springs, Mo., also in Wayne County.

This tornado had a path length of 3.5 miles and ended at around 9:59 a.m., 2 miles northeast of Mill Springs.

Recorded damage included several tree trunks snapped, a few trees uprooted and several large tree branches broken or snapped.

A third EF1 tornado was recorded at around 10:08 a.m. just northeast of Patterson, Mo. in Wayne County.

The path length was 3.5 miles and it ended at 10:11 a.m. about 3.5 miles east of Patterson, Mo. The survey summary recorded a couple of dozen tree trunks snapped from this tornado, and some large tree branches broken or snapped.

In Illinois, an EF0 tornado was recorded at 11:15 a.m., about 1 mile east of Ava, Ill. in Jackson County.

Its path length was 6 miles and it ended at 11:20 a.m. at 6.5 miles northeast of Ava.

According to the summary, trees had considerable damage and numerous large branches had snapped off.

An EF1 tornado was recorded at 11:23 a.m. about 4.5 miles east of Pinckneyville, Ill. in Perry County.

It had a path length of 6 miles and ended at 11:28 a.m. in Tamaroa.

The summary reported numerous trees that were snapped at the base or uprooted. It also reported several homes with minor to major roof damage and several barns with significant damage.

Another EF1 tornado was recorded at 12:25 p.m., about 1.5 miles west of Carmi, Ill.

It had a path length of 1.25 miles and ended at around 12:28 p.m. about a half-mile north of Carmi.

According to the damage summary, the tornado began near the intersection of 1500 N and County Road 850 E and ended just east of Burrell Woods Campground on County Road 1575.

Numerous large trees were uprooted or snapped in the Burrell Woods Campground area. Also, large tree limbs, and even some large tree forks were snapped. One large tree was uprooted and blown onto a dog pound near Burrell Woods Campground.

Michael Hurt, who lived in the area of Pinckneyville, Ill. said he got a call from his neighbor saying part of his home had been destroyed.

He had only lived there for about a year and a half.

Hurt said no one was inside the home except for his dog, who thankfully, wasn't hurt.

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