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March 14, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Several tornadoes struck Hesston, in south-central Kansas, killing a 6-year-old boy, injuring 13 other people and wrecking homes, authorities said. Hesston "took a direct hit and there is major damage," a Highway Patrol dispatcher in Wichita said. He said the town of about 3,000 people was left without electricity, with at least 40% of its buildings severely damaged and perhaps 100 homes destroyed.
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April 23, 2001 | From Associated Press
A tornado ripped through this central Kansas town Saturday night, killing one person, damaging about 400 homes and shearing the roof off a hospital. At least 26 people were injured, three critically, authorities said. Duane Koester said his house was the only one left standing in his neighborhood. "Right where I'm at, when I look west, there's not a thing standing. It's down to rubble. Trees are down to sticks," he said.
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May 28, 1987
Violent weather hit the nation's midsection. Two tornadoes touched down in Brown County, Kan., ripping the roof and two walls from a manufacturing plant and damaging two farmhouses near Hiawatha, officials said. Damage was estimated at more than $125,000. No injuries were reported. Tornadoes were seen in Texas near Midland, Hamilton, Aspermont and Fort Stockton, but no injuries or serious damage were reported. Baseball-sized hail pelted Midland.
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March 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
Thunderstorms and blizzard conditions raked the Plains on Wednesday, stranding travelers on snow-covered interstate highways, toppling mobile homes and peeling up roofs. Winds gusting over 70 mph in Oklahoma and Kansas blew trucks off highways and yanked down strings of power lines. One person was injured in Texas, where hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter pounded Del Rio; four persons were reported injured in Mulvane, Kan., where 21 mobile homes were damaged.
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March 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
Thunderstorms and blizzard conditions raked the Plains on Wednesday, stranding travelers on snow-covered interstate highways, toppling mobile homes and peeling up roofs. Winds gusting over 70 mph in Oklahoma and Kansas blew trucks off highways and yanked down strings of power lines. One person was injured in Texas, where hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter pounded Del Rio; four persons were reported injured in Mulvane, Kan., where 21 mobile homes were damaged.
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April 23, 2001 | From Associated Press
A tornado ripped through this central Kansas town Saturday night, killing one person, damaging about 400 homes and shearing the roof off a hospital. At least 26 people were injured, three critically, authorities said. Duane Koester said his house was the only one left standing in his neighborhood. "Right where I'm at, when I look west, there's not a thing standing. It's down to rubble. Trees are down to sticks," he said.
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July 6, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Tornadoes, heavy rain and large hailstones ripped through south-central Kansas on Sunday, destroying businesses in Douglass and damaging nearly 70 recreational vehicles at a state park. Large sections of the eastern third of the nation experienced wet weather. A tornado destroyed a convenience store, a pizza parlor, a beauty shop and two homes in Douglass, but no serious injuries were reported, the Butler County sheriff's office said.
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June 15, 1998 | From Reuters
The spring weekend brought tornadoes to Oklahoma and Kansas and record rainfall to much of New England. Through it all, no serious injuries were reported. A tornado ripped through Oklahoma City on Saturday night, tossing cars, trucks and boats through the air and cutting power lines. Three tornadoes struck north-central and northeast Kansas too, uprooting trees and downing power lines, and one did extensive damage to the Sabetha business district, officials said Sunday.
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April 28, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Suzie Storrer jumped from her car and began running as the wind howled around her. The tornado, that huge funnel of destruction, had passed through only minutes before Friday, and the road was impassable. She nearly stumbled and kicked off her high-heeled shoes, running all the harder for home. The children, Misty and Kelsey, were there. Storrer did not even notice that her nylons were tearing as she ran over the glass and other debris in the street.
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May 4, 1999 | From Associated Press
Tornadoes tore through Oklahoma and Kansas on Monday night, wiping out whole neighborhoods, killing at least 36 people and injuring hundreds. Police and emergency workers combed through the debris, searching for survivors. Crumpled cars littered highways. "We are getting so many injuries, we are just tagging them and bringing them in," said Shara Findley, a spokeswoman for Hillcrest Health Center in Oklahoma City. "We're getting everything you can think of. It's real chaotic." Oklahoma Gov.
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May 4, 1999 | From Associated Press
Tornadoes tore through Oklahoma and Kansas on Monday night, wiping out whole neighborhoods, killing at least 36 people and injuring hundreds. Police and emergency workers combed through the debris, searching for survivors. Crumpled cars littered highways. "We are getting so many injuries, we are just tagging them and bringing them in," said Shara Findley, a spokeswoman for Hillcrest Health Center in Oklahoma City. "We're getting everything you can think of. It's real chaotic." Oklahoma Gov.
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June 15, 1998 | From Reuters
The spring weekend brought tornadoes to Oklahoma and Kansas and record rainfall to much of New England. Through it all, no serious injuries were reported. A tornado ripped through Oklahoma City on Saturday night, tossing cars, trucks and boats through the air and cutting power lines. Three tornadoes struck north-central and northeast Kansas too, uprooting trees and downing power lines, and one did extensive damage to the Sabetha business district, officials said Sunday.
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April 28, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Suzie Storrer jumped from her car and began running as the wind howled around her. The tornado, that huge funnel of destruction, had passed through only minutes before Friday, and the road was impassable. She nearly stumbled and kicked off her high-heeled shoes, running all the harder for home. The children, Misty and Kelsey, were there. Storrer did not even notice that her nylons were tearing as she ran over the glass and other debris in the street.
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April 27, 1991 | From Associated Press
Tornadoes ripped through Kansas and Oklahoma on Friday, killing at least 28 people, authorities said. Andover, a small town outside Wichita, was the hardest hit. A twister that damaged 500 homes there killed at least 22 people, Andover Mayor Jack Finlason told reporters. "The southeast part of town, especially the mobile home park, is completely leveled," the mayor said. "The injuries are too numerous at this point to assess." Two deaths were reported in Wichita and one near Winfield, Kan.
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March 14, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Several tornadoes struck Hesston, in south-central Kansas, killing a 6-year-old boy, injuring 13 other people and wrecking homes, authorities said. Hesston "took a direct hit and there is major damage," a Highway Patrol dispatcher in Wichita said. He said the town of about 3,000 people was left without electricity, with at least 40% of its buildings severely damaged and perhaps 100 homes destroyed.
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July 6, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Tornadoes, heavy rain and large hailstones ripped through south-central Kansas on Sunday, destroying businesses in Douglass and damaging nearly 70 recreational vehicles at a state park. Large sections of the eastern third of the nation experienced wet weather. A tornado destroyed a convenience store, a pizza parlor, a beauty shop and two homes in Douglass, but no serious injuries were reported, the Butler County sheriff's office said.
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April 27, 1991 | From Associated Press
Tornadoes ripped through Kansas and Oklahoma on Friday, killing at least 28 people, authorities said. Andover, a small town outside Wichita, was the hardest hit. A twister that damaged 500 homes there killed at least 22 people, Andover Mayor Jack Finlason told reporters. "The southeast part of town, especially the mobile home park, is completely leveled," the mayor said. "The injuries are too numerous at this point to assess." Two deaths were reported in Wichita and one near Winfield, Kan.
NEWS
March 23, 1987
Tornadoes swept through northwest Kansas, destroying one farm and damaging another near Codell, and thunderstorms spawned a series of twisters in the Texas Panhandle, downing power lines and trees in Lipscomb County. Another tornado touched down in Motley County northeast of Lubbock, Tex. No storm-related injuries were reported, authorities said. Baseball-size hail accumulated in drifts a foot deep in and around Plainville, Kan.
NEWS
May 28, 1987
Violent weather hit the nation's midsection. Two tornadoes touched down in Brown County, Kan., ripping the roof and two walls from a manufacturing plant and damaging two farmhouses near Hiawatha, officials said. Damage was estimated at more than $125,000. No injuries were reported. Tornadoes were seen in Texas near Midland, Hamilton, Aspermont and Fort Stockton, but no injuries or serious damage were reported. Baseball-sized hail pelted Midland.
NEWS
March 23, 1987
Tornadoes swept through northwest Kansas, destroying one farm and damaging another near Codell, and thunderstorms spawned a series of twisters in the Texas Panhandle, downing power lines and trees in Lipscomb County. Another tornado touched down in Motley County northeast of Lubbock, Tex. No storm-related injuries were reported, authorities said. Baseball-size hail accumulated in drifts a foot deep in and around Plainville, Kan.
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