Heavy gusts of wind and rain surged through the St. Louis area Wednesday evening, leaving severe damage in its path.
It has not been confirmed, but it is suspected that possible tornadoes may have struck in Sullivan and Hazelwood, Missouri.
Late Wednesday evening Governor Jay Nixon declared a State of Emergency for area hit hardest by the storm.
Approximately 42, 0000 costumers in the St. Louis area were without power late Wednesday night.
Crews were out in full force assessing the damage after Wednesday night's severe storm struck the St. Louis and Metro areas.
The power company plans to bring in significant crews to aid in power restoration Thursday morning.