The National Weather Service in St. Louis has confirmed an EF-2 Tornado hit the southern half of Fayette County on Tuesday afternoon. On their Twitter page, the NWS states “We have confirmed a tornado southeast of Vandalia, Illinois in Fayette County. The tornado has been rated at least an EF-2, but the survey continues this afternoon. We will post more detailed information when we have it.” The storm caused widespread damage thru the southern half of Fayette County on Tuesday afternoon. An EF-2 Tornado is considered on the low end of a “significant” or “strong” tornado on the Fujita scale, which measures tornado intensity from EF-0 to EF-5.
The picture is from a listener and is believed to be of the tornado in Fayette County.