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Tornado Touchdown Reported in Lyon County


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EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A tornado touched down in rural Lyon County on Sunday, causing structural damage to homes. Kansas Division of Emergency Management spokeswoman Sharon Watson says the tornado hit around 5:40 p.m. Sunday. She didn't know how many homes sustained damage. Earlier in the evening, a tornado touched down in the Wichita area, causing structural damage to homes near Wichita Mid-Continent Airport and in nearby rural areas. As of 7 p.m. Sunday, Westar Energy reported about 10,000 power outages in Sedgwick County. Watson says there are no reports of injuries or fatalities in the state. The tornadoes were part of a large storm system moving through the Plains and upper Midwest.

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