BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) - Officials in the southeast Kansas town of Baxter Springs say 60 to 70 homes and 20 to 25 businesses have been destroyed by a tornado that also caused multiple injuries.
Cherokee County emergency manager Jason Allison estimated the tornado that struck around 5:45 p.m. Sunday was three blocks wide, running southwest to northeast.
No fatalities were reported, but emergency personnel continued going house to house in the town of about 4,200 people several hours later. The number of people injured was not immediately determined.
The tornado roared north from neighboring Quapaw, Okla., where it was blamed for two deaths.
The Kansas Division of Emergency Management said the violent weather also toppled a grain elevator and damaged six homes in the southeastern town of Hammond, about five miles north of Fort Scott.
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