State eases replacement of lost documents

This aerial view shows Baxter Springs after Sunday's tornado. (Photo Courtesy: KSHB)

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) – The Kansas Department of Revenue is taking steps to help residents replace critical documents lost in Sunday’s tornadoes.

The agency is waiving fees on replacement driver’s licenses, vehicle titles and vehicle registrations for residents of Cherokee, Bourbon and Linn counties.

An executive order signed Monday by Gov. Sam Brownback also waives the fees for replacement birth certificates and marriage licenses issued by the state health department.

Dozens of buildings were destroyed and 25 people were injured Sunday in the Cherokee County town Baxter Springs by an EF2 tornado with winds of 130 mph.

Parts of Bourbon and Linn counties were hit around the same time by an EF1 tornado.

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