Severe Storms Strike Central US, Tornadoes Cause Damage in Kansas and Iowa

Severe storms wreaked havoc across the central United States on Tuesday, leading to tornadoes in Kansas and Iowa. In northeastern Kansas, an EF-1 tornado with winds reaching up to 100 mph touched down near the town of Richland.

The tornado was on the ground for about 20 minutes, causing damage to buildings and trees in the area. Unfortunately, two people were injured when their RV flipped over during the tornado, although details about their injuries were not immediately available.

Additionally, in central Iowa, a tornado demolished a barn and damaged other buildings in a rural part of Dallas County. Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries, but ping pong ball-sized hail was reported in Bloomfield, near the Missouri border.

The National Weather Service warned of continued severe weather threats across the central US through Tuesday, with thunderstorms expected in parts of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and northwestern Illinois. These storms could bring large hail and damaging winds.

Severe Storms Strike Central US, Tornadoes Cause Damage in Kansas and Iowa

Meanwhile, in Missouri, American Eagle Flight 3661 bound for Chicago had to return to Kansas City International Airport shortly after takeoff due to a possible lightning strike. Maintenance workers inspected the aircraft for damage, and passengers were rerouted to other flights.

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Additionally, in western Missouri, strong storms caused a camper to overturn and ripped the roof off a building near Smithville Lake. Downed trees and power lines were reported in several communities near Kansas City.

The central US continues to face the threat of severe weather, emphasizing the importance of staying informed and prepared for potential storms.

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