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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Minor Tornado Damage in Louisburg KS



At 10:55 a.m.- Miami County Sheriff's department (MICO-SO) reported a brief touchdown of a small tornado at K-68 and Metcalf in Louisburg.

The funnel lifted back into the clouds a minute or two later.

A pickup truck travelling on a roadway was picked up about 5-10 feet- rolled and dropped onto it's top.

The male driver made it out on his own- and refused EMS treatment/transport.


MICO-SO also reported pockets of "minor damage" around the north side of Louisburg- but no injuries.

The brief tornado came from a "low-top" thunderstorm that then moved north-northeast along the state line into the heart of Metro Kansas City.

At 12:26 p.m.- KC-MO fire crews were being sent to "31st Street and Main" on the report of "debris from a possible (tornado) touchdown."

At that time- the storm cell was well north of Downtown KC-MO..

Also at that time- there was the report of a tornado on the ground in Sedalia.

A tornado watch is in effect for Metro Kansas City and eastward over the Missouri MetroRegion until 6 p.m..

More on this breaking situation as received....
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3 comments:

Cheapchick said...

Thank you for reporting this. My Aunt lives in Louisburg and we have been worried and try to keep in contact with her but frankly google is the best info (which is how I found your site) for this area.

Anonymous said...

As a resident of louisburg, I can say literally the only damage is minimal debris, some older, and weaker, trees split or mostly knocked down. No injuries, even the guy who was in the truck that got picked up is fine. Im 100% sure your aunt is just fine!

Groucho K. Marx said...

Thank you for your comment "Cheapchick."

That's why I do this- to keep my fellow citzens informed to the best of my ability.

I REALLY didn't expect that tornado yesterday- in fact- I was lying down after pulling a 22 hour shift on here Tuesday during the "moderate risk" weather situation.

Otherwise- I would have been on top of what happened BEFORE the NWS issued the warnings.


Glad your auntie is okay for sure- and hope you will continue to read Capt. Spaulding's World and tell your friends about this site.


Any news any of you have about these things is ALWAYS welcome too BTW....