USHusband and Wife Killed in Missouri Tornado: The Home 'Is Completely Demolished'
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Deputies in Brevard County have arrested a man who they said fatally stabbed his wife Tuesday at a home in Sharpes while their kids were at school. Investigators were on the scene for hours after being called to the home on Iris and Cherry streets. Officials with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said Jesse Orr was arrested in connection with the death of his wife Samatha Orr and is being held on no bond in the Brevard County Jail. Investigators said they found Orr inside the house covered in blood. Jesse Orr is described by friends as someone who believes he’s constantly being watched or spied on by the CIA and followed by drones.
Around 9:30 Tuesday night, a tornado touched down in the rural outskirts of tiny Golden City, Missouri, killing three people, a spokesman for the Missiouri State Highway Patrol tells PEOPLE.
Husband and wife Kenneth G. Harris, 86, and Opal P. Harris, 83, were found 200 yards from their house, which was “completely demolished,” Sergeant John Lueckenhoff of the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells PEOPLE. “The home is completely gone.”
Betty Berg, 56, was also killed by the storm and her husband, Mark Berg, seriously injured, he says. The Bergs were in a mobile home and found within the debris and structure itself, Lueckenhoff says, adding that Mark was transported to Freeman Hospital in Joplin.
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A"'very large and destructive tornado" was spotted on the ground Wednesday night, and several injuries were also people north of the Missouri city.
The tornado also took the roof off a fertilizer plant, and people within a 1-mile radius were evacuated, he adds.
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A little over two hours later and some 170 miles away, another tornado struck, tearing through the state’s capital of Jefferson City,
Winds reached an estimated 160 mph and the storm’s start time was 11:40 pm,, citing the National Weather Service in St. Louis.
“We were very fortunate last night that we didn’t have more injuries than what we had, and that we didn’t have more fatalities across the state,” Gov. Mike Parson said at press conference Thursday.
The rural area where there Harris’s and Bergs lived is about one to three miles outside of central Golden City, a woman at the township’s offices tells PEOPLE.
A trucker was on the side of the road when a tornado hit. It blew a house underneath his trailer
David Bell was in his truck on the side of the highway when a tornado hit Missouri's capital of Jefferson City. As the winds whistled, houses collapsed around him, poles snapped and transformers blew out in flashes. The tornado caught sleeping residents off guard late Wednesday night, sending debris 13,000 feet into the air, the National Weather Service said. Inside Bell's truck, his windscreen shattered as he sat in stunned silence, watching through the gaping hole as debris flew. Part of a house was blown underneath his trailer, he said.
Within the approximately 1-mile square Golden City, a small town in the southwestern part of the state with, no structures were damaged, just trees and poles, according to a post on .
“When it hit … it felt like an earthquake,” resident Cindy Sandoval-Jakobsen told the network.
Jefferson City’s Larry Jett“I thought we were dead” after his home of 43 years was directly hit by the tornado. The station reports that Jett and his mother “were picked up off the floor and thrown back down.”
Jefferson City is now littered with bricks, trees and downed power lines, according to CNN. “Many, many buildings have significant damage, and there’s a lot of buildings that have small damage as well. It’s very widespread,” Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin.
“It sounds as if the injuries have been few, which is truly amazing considering the extent of the damage,” she told the network.
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Fran Jones and her husband rushed down the stairs to the laundry room when they heard a warning on television to take cover from a tornado. "Come on, Ron," the 74-year-old recalled saying to her 78-year-old husband. They huddled under the basement stairs as a large rain-wrapped tornado hammered Linwood, west of Kansas City, for nearly an hour on Tuesday. "My husband looked up and he said, 'well, we don't have a roof anymore.' It just took about 30 seconds," Jones told CNN Wednesday, recalling the storm. The couple managed to make it out of their home uninjured about three or four minutes after the storm passed.
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