Tornado Reported in Kan. Town, 20 Homes Destroyed

Sunday, 22 May 2011 01:27 AM

 

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READING, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a tornado has swept through a small eastern Kansas town, destroying at least 20 homes and damaging 200 others.

It wasn't immediately clear late Saturday whether anyone was injured when the tornado hit Reading, a town about 50 miles south of Topeka. A spokeswoman for the Kansas Division of Emergency Management says local authorities are setting up shelters.

Spokeswoman Sharon Watson says severe storms were rolling across northeast Kansas late Saturday, spawning funnel clouds and baseball-sized hail. The tornado was reported around 9:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a series of tornado warnings as the storm system moved through the region and headed toward Missouri.

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Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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