Kansas Tornado Death Toll, Property Damage Rises: Updates & News On Severe Weather
The violent tornado that had rampaged its way in Kansas has left behind a devastating trail of property damage but fortunately has a zero death toll casualty unlike the extended tornado outbreak of 2007.
In the evening of May 24, Wednesday, a monstrous "wedge tornado" moved through the north and central regions of Kansas passing on severe property damage to the towns of Solomon, Abilene and Chapman as it stayed behind the northern part of Interstate 70 for a period of time before once more cutting a path towards the southern area of Chapman were the main buildings together with adjacent grounds of a farm were wiped out, according to Accuweather.
A survey damage of Dickinson County in central Kansas evaluated the natural disaster as an EF4 having estimated peak winds of 180 mph. The county population was 19,754. The tornado came to a halt near the Dickinson-Geary county line around 8:40 p.m. At some points during its track, the tornado was estimated to be half a mile wide. The same storm once more created an additional large tornado this time at the west of Harveyville, Kansas, around 10:30 p.m.
According to KWCH, those displaced by the tornado in the Abilene area can find food and shelter at the Abilene Community Center as rendered by the American Red Cross. Both the State Emergency Operations and the Kansas Highway Patrol are respectively helping out in the search and rescue operations and door-to-door welfare checks in the affected areas
In a report from Weather, more thunderstorms are brewing up for this coming Friday with more menacing tornadoes and hail storms.
Typical "wedge tornado" is straight on the sides not funnel shaped and has a wide damage path. It's usually as wide,or wider than it is tall. These monsters are not necessarily stronger than funnels or other shaped tornadoes, but they do cover much more ground.