Skip to comments.Wichita in tornado crosshairs.
Posted on 04/14/2012 8:16:57 PM PDT by lmr
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I’ve been watching the Weather Channel - Looks scary in the middle of the country.
Prayers for all.
>I’m listening to “Wichita Metro Area Sheriff, Fire, EMS, and HWP” using the Scanner Radio app<
Sounds scary out there. From South MS, stay safe!
Weather Channel saying damage reports coming in from South Metro Witchita, Witchita Airport, and McConnel AFB.
I know the 'being in the crosshairs' feeling.
Hard to sleep.
Everyone stay vigilant. Might be a time for our bread-basket FReepers to forgo a few hours of sleep.
AP Reporting via Twitter that a tornado has tornado destroyed about 75 percent of small western Iowa town of Thurman.
CNN reporting a tornado struck a hospital in Creston, Iowa.
“”We have been hit. We are triaging and moving patients,” a spokeswoman at Greater Regional Medical Center in the south-central Iowa city confirmed.
City Council member Randy White told CNN he was aware of no serious injuries. “A lot of windows have been broken out and some cars have been flipped over. We can’t see a lot right now because the power is out.”
A temporary hospital was set up at Southwestern Community College, White said.
There are reports of a trailer park destroyed in Wichita. Victims are in the rubble and gas fires are burning.
So far so good in KC but I’m afraid we may get some nasty weather after midnight. I’m prepared - got things together this afternoon. You, please, be safe.
Developing: NWS: Confirmed tornado near Kanopolis State Park, KS, moving NE at 55 mph (1123 pm CDT)
I’ve been following the storms tonight on this live feed from the Kansas City Star...up to the minute info....
Radar indicated tornado moving into areas in and north of Lincoln. Get ready Omaha.
A post on American Weather Forums says a nursing home has collapsed in Wichita.
It looks rough on raw radar. The pressure is strong. Anyone on this frontal path needs to be covered up. Darkness is a curse for this situation.
Per WitchitaFire.Org Twitter:
Sedgewick County Fire Dept. Declaring Oaklawn a crisis Zone, PEr Battalion 24
RT @KVOEA M1400: WX: Tornado on ground southeast of Cassoday moving NE at 40mph.
There are some powerful tornadoes moving through parts of Kansas tonight. One passed about 2 miles from my parents home. Damage reports are trickling in. but darkness is hampering relief efforts.
We’ll know a lot more tomorrow. We expect widespread damage.
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