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Swampturkey
04-23-2011, 11:25 AM
St. Louis's airport was hit by a tornado last night and the airport is closed indefinately. There is some major damage here. I was at the Cards/Reds game last night and it didn't seem that bad from inside the stadium. I had no clue just how bad it was until I got up this morning and turned on the news. The Reds and Cardinals are both supposed to leave after tomorrows came. They may have to bus to Kansas City or Chicgo to get out of here. We do have a small airport about 20 minutes outside of St. Louis, but right now only cargo plans go in and out of there. Thankfully the tornado stayed away from downtown because having 40,000 fans in an outdoor stadium when a tornado comes through...wow...could have been worse.

Here's a link to the story about the airport being closed.

http://http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/04/23/missouri.severe.weather/?hpt=T1

arkimadee
04-23-2011, 12:04 PM
I thought this was going to be another over reaction to one game post. Lol. But wow that is going to be very interesting. I'm glad the storm missed the stadium. Honestly I think they should have postponed the game for a later date knowing this kind of severe weather was coming into the area. Forecast is looking pretty rough for today as well correct? Anyway thanks for the update man. I just got a vision of the teams traveling on that little Indians Express plane from the movie Major League.

Swampturkey
04-23-2011, 12:11 PM
It's raining now and looks like it's going to rain for most of the day. The news has been covering the storm damage and weather all morning but are not focusing on today's game because of the major storm damaged, but from the radar, I'm thinking today's game is in doubt.

Swampturkey
04-23-2011, 02:48 PM
They're making progress at the airport. Concourse C, which is a major concourse, was damaged the most and will not reopen for quite some time, but another main concourse is hopeful to be open by tomorrow so plans can be diverted there.

Defacto
04-23-2011, 02:54 PM
They're making progress at the airport. Concourse C, which is a major concourse, was damaged the most and will not reopen for quite some time, but another main concourse is hopeful to be open by tomorrow so plans can be diverted there.

Most of the Terminals/Concourses are going to be up and running tomorrow and officials are saying they expect the airport to be running at about 70% capacity. Concourse C probably isn't going to reopen for a few weeks.

Defacto
04-23-2011, 07:07 PM
I guess Pujols is really struggling....

foxfire123
04-23-2011, 08:57 PM
OK, I lied when I said I wasn't coming around this weekend. RedZone is like crack... or just a really ingrained habit... (which is worse?)

They fly private charter Lears out of Chesterfield Airport, one of my regular customers at the store is a pilot there. They may be able to take that route to get to Milwaukee. Probably be an incredibly expensive alternative tho for the whole team/support staff.

Heck, slap 'em on a train like they did in the old days! Or a bus... lol!

Swampturkey
04-23-2011, 10:43 PM
Here's video of the scene inside the airport if anyone is interested. I am still amazed that no one was killed.

YouTube - Inside St. Louis Airport as Tornado Hits - April 22, 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXmi2p4uSCc&feature=related)

foxfire123
04-23-2011, 11:13 PM
More videos and photos here http://www.kmov.com/

Swampturkey
04-24-2011, 12:34 AM
I'm still wondering how I had no clue any of this was happening. As I said, I was at Busch and the sirens went off and an announcement was made to seek shelter in our designated safty areas, but we only had rain. This wasn't even the worst storm I'd been in while at a Cards game.