tornado

Bill Grady
June 27, 2019 - 7:11 am
A Eudora businessman has put together a festival to raise funds for the victims of the EF-4 tornado May 28 in Douglas and Leavenworth counties. Aaron Thakker's brainchild is a benefit festival Friday evening at Laws Field in Eudora. He put up $3,000 of his own money. The twister damaged or...
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Bill Grady
May 30, 2019 - 6:45 am
Linwood, KS - Mark Illausky says he may be down, but he is not out. Illausky owns Free State Growers, a 10-acre complex of greenhouses and other buildings along Highway 32 near Linwood, where an EF-4 tornado passed through Tuesday evening. The storm virtually wiped out one of the largest commercial...
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KMBZ News Staff
May 29, 2019 - 4:06 pm
Kansas City, MO - The National Weather Service (NWS) has estimated the tornado that tore through Douglas and Leavenworth Counties was an EF-4 with maximum winds of 170 miles per hour. The tornado began south of Lawrence, Kansas Tuesday afternoon and travelled about 32 miles before lifting in...
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Marc LaVoie
May 29, 2019 - 7:02 am
The National Weather Service says the EF-3 tornado that slammed into Jefferson City traveled 32 miles through central Missouri. The tornado first touched down southwest of Eldon in Miller County Wednesday night, May 22. It proceeded through Cole County and crossed the Missouri River before it...
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AP News Staff
May 29, 2019 - 4:04 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A vicious storm tore through the Kansas City area, spawning tornadoes that downed trees and power lines, damaged homes and injured at least a dozen people in the latest barrage of severe weather that saw tornado warnings as far east as New York City. Parts of Pennsylvania...
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Marc LaVoie
May 28, 2019 - 5:44 am
The governors of Kansas and Missouri decided to bring in help from their National Guards because of ongoing severe weather that has caused floods and tornado damage. In Kansas, 49 of the state's 105 counties are part of Gov. Laura Kelly's disaster declaration. The governor has also asked for...
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KMBZ News Staff
May 24, 2019 - 6:26 am
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued a warning to citizens about price gouging in the aftermath of Wednesday's destructive tornadoes. The state is also dealing with damage from floods, hail and wind damage. It is important to make sure people who are down on their luck are not taken...
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KMBC Channel 9 News
Marc LaVoie
May 23, 2019 - 8:19 am
Three people were killed Wednesday night when a tornado blew through Golden City, a small town just northeast of Joplin, where 161 people were killed on the same date, eight years before. More people were injured in Carl Junction, another small town in southwest Missouri, according to the state's...
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AP News Staff
May 23, 2019 - 5:58 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A tornado left a path of destruction in Missouri's capital city late Wednesday night shortly before midnight. A powerful storm system swept through the Show-Me state late Wednesday, moving from southwest to northeast. A tornado tore through Jefferson City, MO last night...
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Rebecca Crockett
April 17, 2019 - 5:52 am
A Colorado company offers vacation packages that will challenge even the most stout-hearted traveler. Silver Lining Tours takes people on tornado-chasing tours. The company offers simple photography tours, and for the more courageous, they will take clients up close to twisters. The Silver Lining...
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