Storms bring heavy rain, damaging winds to St. Louis area

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of households and businesses remain without power in St. Louis and surrounding communities after powerful storms swept the region, knocking down trees, sheering off roofs and bringing down power lines. Power utility Ameren Missouri reported by late Thursday night some 60,000 customers in eastern Missouri were without power. By around 7:30 a.m. Friday, that number had been cut to about 35,000 customers without power. Ameren said about 14,000 customers were without power Friday night on the Illinois side of the Missouri River. Officials said storms that rolled through the state Thursday night brought heavy rain and damaging winds that ripped off the roofs of homes and Daniel Boone Elementary School in Warrenton. No serious injuries were reported with the storms.

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