Three men from the same family died after an EF2 tornado tore apart a mobile home in Diehlstadt, Mo. The tornado was part of a storm system that blew through southeast Missouri, Kentucky and Illinois late Monday.
* Dead are Loy Miller, 70 and two adult sons, Jasper Miller, 50, and Randy Miller, 48.
* The storm struck Loy Miller's mobile home around 8:45 p.m. CDT. KFVS reports a portion of Highway 77 was closed due to damage and onlookers.
* Wind speeds topped out around 115 mph. Straight-line winds approached 100 mph and damaged 52 homes, according to the Associated Press.
* Power lines and poles were snapped. This video by SEMO Electric shows crews tried to repair damage. Within 24 hours, power was restored.
* The path of the tornado was a half-mile wide and averaged 75 yards wide. No injuries were reported, although an 11-year-old girl hurt her head after being pelted by hail.
* The Southeast Missourian reports dozens of trees and crops suffered damage. A downburst also occurred, creating a damage path 3.5 miles long and 1.2 miles wide. The tornado came four minutes after the downburst.
* The steeple of First Southern Baptist Church was blown off. It was laying across the street from the church building after the storm passed.
* Hail nearly 2 inches in diameter was reported ahead of the storm. More than 1 1/2 inches of rain fell in Marshall, Ky., within 45 minutes. Later, 0.9 inches of rain fell within 24 minutes in the same location.
William Browning, a lifelong Missouri resident, writes about local and state issues for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Born in St. Louis, Browning earned his bachelor's degree in English from the University of Missouri. He currently resides in Branson.