Tornado confirmed in Wichita last night

Courtesy: Pamela Riggs
Courtesy: Pamela Riggs

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=1&div_id=videoplayer-1369056989&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9622&show_title=1&va_id=4064200&width=640&windows=1 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1369056989 type=script]

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?div_id=videoplayer-1369045193&height=510&page_count=5&pf_id=9622&va_id=4064035&width=480&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=480 height=510 div_id=videoplayer-1369045193 type=script]

Authorities say a tornado touched down in Wichita, but emergency officials say there are no injuries or fatalities.

According to KSNW, Sedgwick County emergency management director Randy Duncan says officials are “very grateful.” He added that there are few damage reports.

Weather service meteorologists say the twister touched down on the southwest side of the city near Wichita Mid-Continent Airport shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday and was moving northeast at 30 mph. It was wrapped in rain, and it wasn’t clear how long it was on the ground.

The National Weather Service described the tornado as “large, violent and extremely dangerous.”

Westar is reporting that about 7,500 customers are without power in Sedgwick County.

blog comments powered by Disqus