Brief tornado causes damage in SE Kansas

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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) -- While flooding continues to be the primary concern for much of Kansas, Monday's widespread tornado threat to the south did not entirely spare the state. A brief tornado caused damage south of Pittsburg, in southeast Kansas.

Photos show debris and damage to part of a building. Video of the storm's aftermath also show tree limbs snapped. The storm caused power outages in the area, but no one was injured.

Still, it was a frightening experience for Wichita City Council member James Clendenin who drove through the tornado-impacted area with his family Monday. Clendenin captured photos, showing an overturned truck.

Clendenin says he was driving near Pittsburg when he says hail and extreme winds took over his vehicle. Fortunately, the vehicle stayed on the road and he and his family made it home safely.

He says his daughter described seeing a funnel before the winds really picked up.

"We sat there for about five minutes and then, all of a sudden, my daughter saw the funnel coming right toward us. "...I just said, 'Hey, God, get us through this.' I was holding on tight to the steering wheel," Clendenin says.