Tornado Briefly Touches Down In Lyon Co.

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EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) _ A tornado has touched down in rural Lyon County, causing structural damage to homes.

Kansas Division of Emergency Management spokeswoman Sharon Watson says the tornado hit around 5:40 p.m. Sunday. She didn't know how many homes sustained damage.

Earlier in the evening, a tornado touched down in the Wichita area, causing structural damage to homes near Wichita Mid-Continent Airport and in nearby rural areas.

As of 7 p.m., Westar Energy was reporting about 10,000 power outages in Sedgwick County.

Watson says there are no reports of injuries or fatalities in the state.

The tornados are part of a large storm system moving through the Plains and upper Midwest.

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