The problem with the St. Louis area in general is whichmunicipal area. I found the St. Louis metro street department hard at work yesterday, moving down major roads with massive tree-chippers to chop up all the debris.
But in the "greater St. Louis area", we have 99 municipalities of varying size, who may have their own street department, contract with St. Louis county for same, or use private contractors.
This particular storm came up suddenly, virtually out of nowhere, and downed thousands of trees, signs, etc, which in turn knocked out power lines and transformers all over. Then we got another blast Friday, with another round of locally-damaging winds. Fun stuff, and it was during some of the hottest days of the year.