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Official Report: EF 4 Tornado in Manhattan; EF 3 in Chapman

Updated: 06/12/2008 - The National Weather Service completed its surveys of Wednesday Evening's tornadoes that ripped through NE Kansas. They determined that the tornado that hit Manhattan was an EF 4 tornado and the Chapman tornado was an EF 3.

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Emergency Management Team Stands Down

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Shawnee County Emergency Management remains partially staffed to monitor weather and assess damage Thursday evening, but has largely stood down after Thursday afternoon's storms.

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Tornado Damages 32 Homes, Kills Man in Jackson County, Kansas

Posted: 06/12/2008 - 62-year old George Askren was killed when a tornado struck his mobile home near Soldier in Jackson County. His home was one of 32 in Jackson County damaged by a tornado Wednesday night. Officials say it was a quarter mile wide and stayed on the ground in Jackson County for nine miles.

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Pottawatomie County Reports Storm Damage

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Among damage in Pottawatomie County from Wednesday evening's storms, a rural Onaga farmstead and several power lines and poles down.

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Scouts Called Heroes After Deadly Tornado

Updated: 06/12/2008 - Boy Scouts who came to each others' aid after a tornado that killed four of their comrades and injured 48 people were hailed as heroes Thursday for helping to administer first aid and search for victims buried in their flattened campsite.

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Rainfall Amounts

Updated: 06/12/2008 - Rainfall totals from the past 24 hours as of 7:30am on Thursday, June 12, 2008.

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Sandbagged Levee Holds In Iowa, Protects City

Posted: 06/11/2008 - A sandbagged levee was preventing a swollen river from rising out of its banks and flooding this northeastern Iowa city on Wednesday, but officials asked for extra volunteers to help shore it up as more rain moved across the state.

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Mississippi River Floods Could be Worst in 15 Years

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Cedar Falls, Iowa, residents and business owners ready to evacuate. Crests of 10 feet above flood stage predicted for Mississippi River in next two weeks. Wisconsin workers make temporary repair to stop sewage leak. East Coast continues to bake under a heat wave.

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Dozens of Homes Burn in N. California Wildfires

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Slowing winds and cooler overnight temperatures across Northern California helped firefighters get a handle on blazes that destroyed dozens of homes and left a firefighter severely burned, but gusts were expected to whip up again Wednesday.

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Sandbagged Levee Holds in Iowa, Protects City

Posted: 06/11/2008 - A sandbagged levee was preventing a swollen river from spilling over its banks and flooding a northeastern Iowa city, but officials on Wednesday asked for additional volunteers to help shore it up as more rain loomed.

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