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Tornadoes in south-central Kansas, storm heads east

Monday, May 10, 2010 | 6:32 p.m. CDT

WICHITA, Kan. — A strong storm carrying tornadoes was moving from western Kansas toward Missouri, causing mostly minor damage and forcing the closing of Wichita State University.

The National Weather Service reported confirmed tornadoes Monday afternoon near Winfield and Renfro in south-central Kansas.

Wichita State announced its campus would close after 4 p.m., and the city's residents were told to take cover about 5:15 p.m.

The Wichita County Sheriff's Department said no injuries or damage were reported from the tornado that touched down about 1:15 p.m. south of Leoti.

In Ness County, at least two buildings were damaged in the Brownell area. And the county's emergency management director, Dale Staab, said a twister touched down on farmland and pasture southeast of Utica but caused no damage.

 


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