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Richmond Heights Officials Talk Storm Damage; Other St. Louis Communities Experience Problems

The storm came through St. Louis late Sunday night.

A Richmond Heights City Council member said he's thankful that people were safe during a powerful storm that rolled through St. Louis on Sunday night.

We've "got to be thankful that nobody was injured," District 2 Councilman Jim Thomson said. He said he hadn't received feedback about the storm from his constituents as of early Monday afternoon. His neighborhood, located south of Highway 40, had downed trash cans and limbs but didn't appear to have received the brunt of the storm.

The western portion of Richmond Heights, which borders Brentwood, appears to have escaped the worst of the storm with "just a few branches here and there," District 4 Councilwoman Connie Williams said.

"Overall, we were real fortunate," Williams said. She hadn't received feedback from any constituents about the storm.

District 1 Councilman Matt Casey said he hadn't seen a lot of damage in his Arch Terrace neighborhood by the time he left for work early Monday. While the wind blew some shingles off one of the houses on his street, power stayed on. He also had heard that a tree blew down in the Surrey Hills Drive neighborhood.

Casey said he hadn't received any calls from constituents about the damage.

District 3 Councilwoman Gina Mitten said she hadn't heard from any constituents about damage either. She had just arrived back in St. Louis this weekend after being out of town.

Other members of the council could not immediately be reached for comment. A special council meeting set for Monday evening continued as planned. They were scheduled to discuss a request related to the and to interview prospective candidates for the position of prosecuting attorney.

. Officials shut down the street from Wise Avenue to Clayton Road because of six power poles that had been snapped in two by the storm and others that leaned precariously. (More photos .)

Patch Web sites throughout St. Louis covered the wake of the storm. Among the observations:

  • to a home on Warson Terrace in Ladue.
  • University City Fire Department responded to .
  • because they didn't have power.
  • Several portable sheds from a Lowe's display near Highway 141.

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