Disaster Update: Tornado in Kansas

Disaster Update

Kansas – A tornado destroyed dozens of homes, damaged hundreds of others and affected the residents of Lyon County on Saturday. One fatality and multiple injuries reported

More than 10 volunteers have been sent to Reading, Kan. after a late-evening tornado damaged the town. 10 volunteers from the Red Cross in Topeka have been sent. A group of volunteers from Salina is on their way to assist with damage assessment and to distribute meals, snacks and clean-up kits, which contain items like mops, buckets and soap. One senior-level volunteer from Wichita is in Reading to assist with planning the Red Cross response.

A Red Cross shelter has been opened at the Senior Citizens Center, 603 12th St, in Emporia,Kansas.

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