Rozel tornado rated an EF-4

(Photo Courtesy: Kevin Milch)
(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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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