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Scenes from the Jan. 24, 1967, tornado: One of the worst twisters to ever hit St. Louis

Scenes from the Jan. 24, 1967, tornado: One of the worst twisters to ever hit St. Louis

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The Jan. 24, 1967, tornado was considered at the time to be the fourth worst tornado to hit St. Louis, according to the National Weather Service. Touching down at 6:55 p.m., the twister followed a 21-mile path that started near Chesterfield and took a northeast direction through North County

• Started at 6:55 p.m. Jan. 24 in western St. Louis County

• Ran 21 miles over 35 minutes

• Three fatalities and 216 injuries

• $15 million in damages

• Damage path was 50 to 200 yards wide

• 168 homes destroyed, 258 with major damage, 1,485 with minor damage

• More than 600 businesses damaged or destroyed

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