Marysville recovering after tornado damage

MARYSVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Officials with northeast Kansas counties damaged by tornadoes and flooding in May are waiting to hear if the region will be eligible for disaster relief.

An EF-2 tornado hit Marshall County on May 27, causing significant damage to a business and 28 homes in Marysville. Tornadoes also touched down in Nemaha County on May 28 and flooding was reported across the region after rains of 9 to 12 inches.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/11S9LS ) the storms did not cause any serious injuries, but a preliminary estimate determined the storms did between $5 million and $6 million damage.

Marshall and Nemaha counties declared a state of disaster emergency after the storms. The area needs to document a minimum of $3.9 million in damages to meet the threshold for state aid.

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

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