Tornado Touchdown: Nemaha County

Click here for photos of the damage caused by a tornado that touched down in Nemaha county on Monday evening.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
500 PM CDT TUE MAR 24 2009

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN NEMAHA COUNTY...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN NEMAHA COUNTY ON MARCH 23, 2009.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 3 MILES EAST OF ONEIDA, KANSAS AT 633 PM
CDT. THE TORNADO BROKE A POWER POLE AND TORE THE ROOF OFF A LARGE
HOG CONFINEMENT BUILDING. THIS TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST FOR
APPROXIMATELY 8.5 MILES AND LIFTED JUST BEFORE CROSSING INTO
NEBRASKA. NUMEROUS BUILDINGS AND HOMES WERE DAMAGED IN THE PATH.

THE TORNADO LIFTED AT 645 PM CDT APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF
BERN, KANSAS. ADDITIONAL DAMAGE OCCURRED ACROSS NEMAHA
COUNTY...SPECIFICALLY AROUND SENECA...FROM STRONG STRAIGHT LINE
THUNDERSTORM WINDS.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF-1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE. ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION AND PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE POSTED ON THE NWS TOPEKA WEBPAGE
AT

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/TOPEKA

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