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    Posted May 2, 2008 by
    Gas, Kansas
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    Severe weather

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    Severe Weather Rattles Southeast Kansas


    Residents in Southeastern Kansas had a rough night Thursday as a line of severe thunderstorms produced deadly lightning, large hail, and three separate tornado warnings in the span of just a few hours.


    The storm followed a consistent path through Northeastern Wilson County into Southern Allen and Northern  Neosho Counties before passing through Bourbon County.  Hail as large as a baseball was reported as well as high winds gusting up to 50 mph.  In addition to the tornado warnings, tornado watches, severe thunderstorm warnings, and flood watches were in effect well into the night, causing many residents to leave their homes in order to seek a safer shelter.  Many businesses in the area locked their doors, having their employees and customers take shelter in the building.




    The series of tornado warnings and rough weather was followed by another severe thunderstorm just a few hours later, bringing with it high winds, active lightning, and torrential rain.




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