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Tue May 28, 2019, 08:01 PM

Massive Tornado Damages Homes In Eastern Kansas; Storm Headed Into Clay County

A large tornado caused damage south of Lawrence before moving toward Bonner Springs and the Kansas Speedway area on Tuesday night. It wasn't immediately clear whether there were injuries or the extent of the damage.

At 7:50 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Clay County, with radar showing the storm, which weakened north of Kansas City, had strengthened again and was headed toward Kearney and Excelsior Springs.

The first report of a tornado touching down was at 6:15 p.m., Douglas County Emergency Management PIO Bob Newton told KCTV5. He said there were no immediate reports of injuries, but there was damage in Pleasant Grove, south of Lawrence.

“We’ve had several homes significantly damaged," he said, adding, "Power lines down all over in that area."

https://www.kcur.org/post/massive-tornado-damages-homes-eastern-kansas-storm-headed-clay-county

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Reply Massive Tornado Damages Homes In Eastern Kansas; Storm Headed Into Clay County (Original post)
Sherman A1 May 2019 OP
FreeBe May 2019 #1
RKP5637 May 2019 #2
FreeBe May 2019 #3
RKP5637 May 2019 #5
FreeBe May 2019 #6
PoindexterOglethorpe May 2019 #4
Maxheader May 2019 #7

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:05 PM

1. Scary, scary stuff. Spring in tornado alley.

 

I briefly lived in tornado alley and I have no desire at all to ever experience that again. I love the spring thunder storms. Awesome in power. But, I went from window to window looking for tornadoes. Not fun at all.

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Response to FreeBe (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:15 PM

2. And then you hear the erie sirens wailing. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:23 PM

3. At 2 in the morning, lol. Ya, that.

 

Or out in your car and hear the sirens. Oh shit... Looking around.

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Response to FreeBe (Reply #3)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:14 PM

5. Bad enough day ones ... but night in a car, horrible. I had that happen once and fortunately

people with CB's were giving the locations. It was a few miles behind me, then out in the fields, all over the place. We all missed it. It was out in Wells, KS. At night, driving on the expressway!

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #5)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:26 PM

6. Right.

 

After telling the part of being out in the car and posted, I thought.... While in the dark. Looking hard to try to see in the lightening flash, out in the middle of nowhere.

Give me an earthquake any day of the week. Ok. I really do not want one of those either. But, I am not doing the tornado gig again.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 07:00 AM

7. I prayed baby!

Town I grew up in...Watched this unfold from my home near wichita..with heart in throat..
Meteorologists never did explain this to my satisfaction..

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=bXPuXJm1Iaib_Qa4i7rABA&q=bennington+ks+tornado&btnK=Google+Search

Pissed me off...the channel 12 commentator kept saying radar would soon show blue echos reflecting
materials in the air..buildings..etc...Putting a jinx on my home for over 20 year..imho...

This pic is looking west..at the junction of hwy 18 and old 81..massive..


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