Tornado strikes Jefferson City in Missouri causing 'catastrophic damage' to the ...

BREAKING NEWS: Enormous tornado strikes Jefferson City in Missouri causing 'catastrophic damage' to the state capital and leaving 'multiple people' injured and trapped in rubble 'Violent tornado' was confirmed in Jefferson City around 11.47pm on Wednesday In tweet National Weather Service warned residents in area to take 'shelter now!' 

By Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com

Published: 06:07 BST, 23 May 2019 | Updated: 06:13 BST, 23 May 2019

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A catastrophic tornado has ripped through Missouri's capital, according to the National Weather Service. 

The 'violent tornado' was confirmed in Jefferson City around 11.47pm Wednesday night. 

In a tweet the weather service warned residents in the area to take 'shelter now!' 

 Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin issued a mandatory evacuation for an area involving a handful of homes. 

The city's airport also has been evacuated. 

A catastrophic tornado has ripped through Missouri's capital, according to the National Weather Service. The 'violent tornado' was confirmed in Jefferson City around 11.47pm Wednesday night

A catastrophic tornado has ripped through Missouri's capital, according to the National Weather Service. The 'violent tornado' was confirmed in Jefferson City

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