Lambert St. Louis Airport reopens after hit by tornado, flights resume

By on Apr 24, 2011 in Natural Disasters, Travel, United States Comments

Lambert St. Louis Airport reopened on Saturday, April 23, as flights resumed after being badly hit by a strong tornado on Friday night.

St. Louis Airport after tornado
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As announced on its official website on Saturday night, Lambert St. Louis International Airport is open again and around nine flights have arrived as of 7 p.m. (US time)

Meanwhile, departing flights are being expected on the next day, Sunday, as the airport was earlier declared closed due to the devastating tornado and heavy storm.

Nevertheless, the public is being advised to check their airlines on the latest update on flight schedules.

St. Louis Airport spokesman Jerry Lea told reports that nearly 70 percent of the airport facilities may be functional on Sunday, as thousands of workers were deployed to fix the area.

On Saturday morning, St. Louis Airport announced on its website that all flights have been canceled after the area was battered by the tornado with some people slightly injured.

Apparently, passengers were wounded by the airport’s shattered glass windows as a part of the roof was ripped off and power has been cut off.

Authorities said that around 750 houses were partly damaged and less than 100 homes left totally wrecked, as numerous vehicles were thrown away.

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