Severe weather in Southeastern Missouri kills three

Three men were killed when severe storms swept through the tiny southeastern Missouri town of Diehlstadt.

The Missouri Highway Patrol said a father and his two adult sons were in a mobile home when violent weather struck the Scott County area from 9 to 9:30 p.m. Monday night. The mobile home was destroyed.

The worst hit town is Diehlstadt, Mo., where winds blew over the mobile home, killing 70-year-old Loy Miller and his two sons, Jasper Miller, 50, and Randy Miller, 48.

There were no other reports of injuries but debris in the area was spread over several acres and many power lines were knocked down. There have been several reports of damage to homes in and around Diehlstadt, a town of 163 residents in Scott County about 100 miles south of St. Louis.

A search of the area continues.

Authorities are assessing the damage from the high winds, heavy rain and hail that ripped through parts of Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky late Monday. The National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., reported large hail, heavy rain and wind gusts of more than 50 mph in southern Illinois and Kentucky.

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