Tornadoes rip through Kansas after one killed, scores hurt by Ohio twisters
Updated : May 29, 2019 01:03 PM IST
Several tornadoes reportedly touched down on Tuesday evening in Kansas to damage homes, uproot trees and rip down power lines, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. About 20 tornadoes, including a large rain-wrapped twister near Kansas City, were reported to the NWS by storm chasers and spotters as news broadcast images of roofs torn off homes and roads scattered with debris and tree limbs. The extent of the damage was unclear and there were no reports of fatalities or injuries. The Kansas City International Airport said on Twitter that travelers found shelter in parking garage tunnels as the storms passed by the airfield. The airport later said it was closed as crews cleared debris. The latest wave of tornadoes came a day after a spate of twisters pulverized buildings in western Ohio, killing one person, injuring scores and triggering a recovery effort in neighborhoods strewn with wreckage. More than 300 tornadoes have ravaged the US Midwest in the last two weeks, during an unusual onslaught of extreme weather.