A powerful F4-strength tornado hit Lambert-St. Louis International Airport around 8:15 p.m. on Friday, causing extensive damage that closed STL for about 24 hr. and, according to airport officials, will leave it operating at 70% capacity for some time. "It really is a miracle there were no fatalities," STL Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge said at a Saturday news conference. She added that five people were treated for minor injuries. STL handled 12.3 million passengers in 2010, ...

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