KANSAS STORM DAMAGE

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The Wichita Eagle reports five people were injured when a tornado caused damage to buildings and uprooted trees in Eureka, Kansas on Tuesday (June 26) night. 

The Greenwood County emergency management director reported to the National Weather Service at 7:21 p.m. that a tornado was on the ground producing structural damage and uprooting trees in Eureka, which is about 65 miles east of Wichita.

“Eureka sustained a direct hit from a tornado,” Greenwood County Emergency Management tweeted. “Shelter at Methodist Church. No volunteers are needed right now. The area has power lines down and is not safe.”

The Kansas Army National Guard said Governor Jeff Colyer issued a state of disaster emergency proclamation at 8:33 p.m. declaring a local disaster in Greenwood County. Officials are conducting damage assessments and search and rescue efforts are underway.

Eureka officials said Tuesday (June 26) night that five people were injured, including one with critical injuries. No deaths were reported. There was also extensive tree damage. 

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