Lambert-St. Louis International Airport 2011 Tornado

Clean-up crews worked to clear debris Saturday at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport after a tornado hit Friday night, causing damage estimated in the millions of dollars.

Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge said the airfield was functioning Saturday, but Concourse C in Terminal 1, which sustained heavy damage, would be closed for up to two months. Concourse C houses Air Tran, American, Cape Air and Frontier airlines, Those flights will be moved to other concourses.

Several tornadoes ripped through this area Friday evening, and one of them touched down right by Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, blowing out windows, panicking airline passengers and filling once-orderly terminals with flying glass and ferocious winds.

Lambert Airport Tornado
The Lambert Airport was shut down after a EF4 category tornado ripped through the terminal of the airport causing severe damage. The tornado warning level was extremely dangerous with winds of up to 322km/h. The tornado hit the Lambert airport on the Friday evening. At least 5 people were injured at the airport.