Storms push into Kansas; damage reported, at least 2 hurt

Clouds over Junction City, Courtesy: Michael Merring

MUNDEN, Kan. (AP) — Storms with high winds and hail moved into central and northeast Kansas Sunday night, prompting tornado warnings and injuring at least two people in Republic County.

Joe Herrick, a dispatcher for Republic County emergency communications, said Sunday night that authorities are surveying storm damage in Munden, where at least one trailer home was destroyed. Herrick says two people who were storm spotting were taken to a hospital with injuries. It wasn’t immediately clear how badly they were hurt.

The National Weather Service plans to survey the area Monday.

The storms passed through Ellsworth, Lincoln and Saline counties, where ping pong- to baseball-sized hail and a funnel cloud were reported. Emergency managers tell the Salina Journal there was no serious damage.

More storms are expected in Kansas later this week.


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