Tornadoes hit across southwest Missouri and the state capital late Wednesday evening, May 23. Over the last 24 hours, Jefferson City residents have come together during this time of community-wide damage and loss.

The tornado touched down in Jefferson City around 11:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service in St. Louis issued a tornado warning at 11:08 p.m. At 11:43 p.m. a tornado emergency was issued for the area.