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Storm damage in St. Charles County is pegged at $3.4 million

The damage from last week’s tornado in St. Charles County is now estimated at more than $3.4 million.

The suburban St. Louis County was among several areas of the Midwest and South ravaged by tornadoes and storms on Friday.

A news release from the county on Wednesday said 26 structures were destroyed, 20 had major damage and several others had lesser damage. Two St. Charles County residents were treated for injuries, and one person died, an 84-year-old woman in Defiance.

The National Weather Service says the tornado that swept across St. Charles County was rated an EF3, with winds between 136 miles per hour and 165 miles per hour.