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Office of Administration continues to assess damage of state buildings caused by tornado, severe weather

May 23, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Officials with the Office of Administration have worked continuously today to assess damage to state owned and leased buildings caused by a devastating tornado and severe weather that struck central Missouri on Wednesday. 

Commissioner Sarah Steelman and Mark Hill, acting director of the Division of Facilities Management, Design, & Construction (FMDC), surveyed the damage with FMDC staff and other officials early Thursday morning. FMDC has started repair efforts to affected buildings.

The Missouri Capitol Building and the Missouri Governor’s Mansion did not sustain any damage. Recent high winds have caused the covering surrounding the scaffolding on the Capitol to rip. The covering is designed to rip when winds reach or exceed 50 MPH. This prevents lifting and damaging to the scaffolding and building.

Damage to state owned and leased buildings are as follows:

Employment Security Building — 421 E. Dunklin St. 

  • Entire roof experienced significant damage. The roof membrane will need to be replaced, but will be repaired temporarily until the full replacement can be constructed. FMDC is currently working with a contractor to make temporary repairs.
  • Roof mounted HVAC equipment was significantly damaged and will need to be replaced. FMDC is currently working with a contractor to get the equipment replaced.​
  • FMDC is working with Ameren to restore power, but it could be out for several days.

Missouri Career Center — 1716 Four Seasons Dr. (leased building)

  • Significant roof and exterior building damage.

Lewis and Clark State Office Building — 1101 Riverside Dr.

  • Minor roof damage.

State Public Health Laboratory — 101 Chestnut St.

  • Minor roof damage.

Missouri Lottery Headquarters — 1823 Southridge Dr.

  • Minor roof damage.