In St. Louis County, Mo., a total of 198 residential and commercial structures were damaged in Friday's storms. In metro St. Louis, a total of 32 residential and commercial buildings were damaged. Of those damaged, 12 were severe, including three buildings that collapsed. The twisters killed four people in Missouri and destroyed at least 50 homes and damaged 280 in other parts of the state.
In Mississippi, a total of 34 homes, five mobile homes, 40 businesses and 20 agricultural buildings have been destroyed or suffered major damage. Minor damage has been reported to 149 structures.
In Illinois, nearly two dozen homes were destroyed in the central part of the state.
In Arkansas, the tornadoes killed three and damaged 27 homes and six businesses.
When rebuilding or repairing roof damage, the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) recommends strengthening the connections between the roof and walls, adding a secondary water barrier to keep out rain if the roof covering is lost in a future storm, and choosing a high-wind rated roof covering. For more information, visit www.DisasterSafety.org.