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Twister Hits Pawnee Rock, Barton County

A warning was issued 13 minutes before a tornado hit the city of Pawnee Rock in Barton County last (TUE) night.  And that was time enough for residents in its path to take cover.  More from Aileen LeBlanc, with KMUW Radio in Wichita.

Read more here and watch this video from the Wichita Eagle.


(AP version)

Tornado that Began in Oklahoma Injures One Person in Kansas

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) -  Authorities say at least one person was hurt when a tornado touched down in central Kansas last (TUE) night. The National Weather Service says the storm started in the Oklahoma panhandle and then tracked into Kansas.  One confirmed tornado was reported southeast of Dodge City. The storm then headed toward the small central Kansas town of Pawnee Rock, where at least one home was destroyed and one person was injured.  The National Weather Service says radar images suggest the storm may have produced other brief tornadoes as it moved over rural farmland in Kansas. Assessment crews were out in the field today (WED) trying to determine the extent of the damage.


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