Senator Hawley Tours Jefferson City Tornado Damage

Senator Josh Hawley in Jefferson City, MO (Photo by

Senator Josh Hawley in Jefferson City, MO (Photo by

United States Missouri Senator Josh Hawley recently canceled a trip to the U.S. Mexico border to go to Jefferson City Missouri and check out the damage that severe storms inflicted on the city. Now, after touring the city, he’s working on getting Congress to approve a disaster relief bill which will help Jefferson City as it tries to recover from the recent tornado.

Tornado’s in Missouri

Last week Missouri was hit by heavy storms across the state, there were multiple tornados, and several cities experienced substantial damage. One of those cities was the state’s capital, Jefferson City. Senator Hawley quickly returned to Missouri to lend a helping hand when he heard the news of the damage the tornados had caused in Missouri.

Checking out the Damage

On Wednesday evening a tornado hit southern Missouri. A three-mile area outside of the state capital was the hardest hit, according to Jefferson City Police Lt. David Williams [1]. Approximately 20 people were rescued after the tornado moved on, so far there have been no reports of anyone missing. Volunteers and city officials have been working together nonstop over the past few days to keep people taken care of throughout this trying time.


  1. ^Nicole Sanders, Digital Content Producer. “Hawley pushing for disaster relief bill after touring Jefferson City tornado damage.”, 27 May. 2019, (go back  ↩)

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