MIAMI COUNTY, Kan. -- A severe weather system in the southern portion of the metro area spawned at least one tornado on Friday evening. The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill confirms that a tornado did touch down near Hillsdale, Kan.
Tornado remains on the ground just northeast of Hillsdale, KS.
— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) September 18, 2015
Visual confirmation of tornado just east of Wagstaff, KS near Somerset Rd and 265th St. Tornado is moving east. — NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) September 18, 2015
Miami County Sheriff Wayne Minckley reported property damage and some minor injuries associated with the tornado.
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— Karli Ritter (@KarliRitter) September 19, 2015
FOX 4 is following this storm and another that's northeast of the direct metro area, and we have crews out gathering damage and injury reports.
Homes along highway 2 damaged-- tornado ripped this play set apart pic.twitter.com/jEx1bwi0tZ
— Megan Brilley (@fox4meg) September 19, 2015