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Funnel clouds were reported in the Kansas City area shortly after 11 a.m. today.
Tornado sirens in Johnson and Jackson counties were sounding as police were reporting sighting of funnels and possible tornadoes that had touched down.
In Johnson County, funnel clouds were reported near 151st Street and Roe Avenue, 137th Street and Metcalf Avenue, 167th Street and Nall Avenue. Also, there were reports that a tornado had touched down on Metcalf Avenue, near 135th and 137th streets.
“There was a pickup truck that was overturned on (Kansas) 68 in front of the cemetery, and the flags are wrapped around the poles, so you know there was rotation,” he said.
Just around noon, a trained spotter reported a funnel cloud near Longview Lake, just two miles southeast of Lee’s Summit. Moments earlier, a storm was located near Lee’s Summit, moving north at 25 mph. Impact locations included Raytown, Independence, Sugar Creek, Claycomo and Pleasant Valley. A funnel cloud was sighted about four miles west of Raytown.
Funnel clouds were seen near the Truman Sports Complex.
Kansas City firefighters were dispatched about 12:25 p.m. to East 31st and Main Street to investigate debris as the result of a possible touchdown.
Originally posted by Becoming
This story isn't about the KC area, its about the tornados in OK yesterday.
I am currently in GA, but my whole family lives in Noble, Ok. I mean my whole family, not just parents, brothers and sisters.
Anyway, I'm watching the weather channel and all of a sudden they cut to Noble and showed a tornado ripping through it. I watch as that tornado ripped my brothers house from the foundation. Literally, the camera was zoomed in as it tore through his house with him and his family in it.
I have been to war several times, but I have never known fear until then. Thankfully they survived, but wow, what a thing to see on live television.edit on 25-5-2011 by Becoming because: (no reason given)
There were at least four reported tornado touchdowns in Johnson, Jackson and Cass counties, according to authorities.
At 12:22 p.m., the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill was tracking a confirmed tornado on the ground in Sedalia and was moving to the northeast at 25 mph. A Pettis County sheriff’s department official said at 12:35 p.m. that a tornado was moving through the area as he spoke.