Tornado victim took shelter in building that disappeared

This is some of the damage on the Denny Snra farm in Ottawa County.
This is some of the damage on the Denny Snra farm in Ottawa County.

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OTTAWA COUNTY, Kansas — About ten miles north of Salina and another ten miles west, Denny Snra thinks his farm was hit by a tornado.

There’s damage to some of his outbuildings and power poles are down.

The power actually went out right before the storm.

Snra was sitting in his truck, inside a building when the storm hit. That building is now gone.

“I was just charging my cell phone up, listening to the radio when that wind just blowed and blowed, just harder than devil and just kept a-getting stronger and stronger and all at once, there wasn’t nothing over me, everything just left,” he said.

Snra says he’s just happy to be alive and his livestock is unharmed.

Emergency crews are checking area farms to make sure everyone is okay.

There is also some minor flooding in the area. 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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