Rain heavy at times will move across northeast Kansas this afternoon and tonight that could lead to flooding. Severe storms are also possible through this evening with 60 mph wind gusts and hail up to the size of quarters.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Saturday's threat of powerful tornadoes has
administrators at some Kansas high schools taking no chances with
KSNW-TV reports at least three high schools in south-central
Kansas are moving their Saturday night proms to safer locations.
Goddard High School's prom had been planned for a hall in
Wichita. But principal Doug Birdwell says administrators decided
Friday to hold it in the school itself, where students can take
shelter in safe rooms if needed.
Maize and Valley Center high schools are also moving their proms
to buildings with FEMA storm shelters.
Those measures would make sense to residents of Hoisington,
where a massive tornado struck without warning on April 21st, 2001.
Students attending prom at Hoisington High School huddled in the
basement as the twister tore the roof off the building.
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