EUREKA, Kan. (AP) – The National Weather Service says two tornadoes ripped through southeast Kansas late Thursday, causing widespread damage in a small town.
No injuries have been reported.
The National Weather Service said Friday preliminary information shows that an EF2 tornado hit Eureka, a town of roughly 2,600 residents east of Wichita. The tornado damaged about 50 homes and businesses, including the Eureka Nursing Center.
The weather service also says the early data shows that another EF3 tornado hit northwest of Eureka late Thursday.
Levi Vinson, the Greenwood County emergency management director, said everyone has been accounted for, but crews were still “checking on some people.”
He says the weather service alerted Eureka’s residents to the incoming storm at least 15 minutes before the tornado hit.