Rozel tornado rated an EF-4

FILE:  A tornado moves near Rozel in Pawnee County on May 18. (Photo Courtesy: Kevin Milch)
FILE: A tornado moves near Rozel in Pawnee County on May 18. (Photo Courtesy: Kevin Milch)

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ROZEL, Kansas — The tornado that hit central Kansas Saturday evening has been rated an EF-4.

The National Weather Service says the tornado that touched down six miles southwest of Rozel had wind speeds from 165 to 185 miles per hour.

The tornado moved to one mile west of Rozel before turning to the northwest. It ended about three miles northwest of Rozel.

It first touched down at 7:18 p.m. and was on the ground for 29 minutes.

At some points along its path it was more than a half-mile wide.

Five farms sustained damage, including one house that lost most of its roof and some of its outer walls.

There were no injuries or deaths from the storm.

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