Sooner or later, it becomes a matter of numbers. And, here are some of them from Sunday’s tornadoes in Missouri. 18 dead in eight counties our state. The National Weather Service had 85 separate reports of tornadoes, 109 reports of damaging wind, 295 rteports of large hail. 175 National Guard members have been called out to provide security and other assistance in five cities. 39 counties are on the list of disaster areas Governor Holden has filed with the federal government.