Skip to comments.Wichita in tornado crosshairs.
Posted on 04/14/2012 8:16:57 PM PDT by lmr
Severe Storms in Wichita. Large Tornado moving into Southwest part of city. Haysville, Derby, Wichita especially in the crosshairs. We're hunkered down here and prepared. It looks like it might miss us, but there are more storms expected tonight. Looks like a long evening. Stay Safe!
11:42pm (CST)- a confirmed tornado was located 5 miles northeast of Brookville - moving NE at 55 mph
From your American Weather Forum:
“Report of 70-80 “victims” at Pinaire Mobile Home park in SE Wichita. Unknown extent of injuries. impassable due to debris.”
The wind is very gusty here in Topeka but no rain yet.
Watching a line develop and moving out of the Texas Panhandle right at you if yer in Wichita KS.....
Prayers up for ya !
Stay safe !
Tornado spotters report tornado on ground 7 miles SE of Gage, OK, moving NE at 45 mph - @stormchaser4850
Prayers up for all.
Things are getting a little exciting up here in Iowa again as well. And more moving in out of Nebraska.
I think I’m going to have to stay up a lot later than I intended...
Gosh, these babies are moving fast up here.
Just had a pretty intense cell pass just a couple miles to the west while another cell was moving past just a couple miles to the east. Went right around us on both sides.
Near Woodward, OK as well. OKC Channel 9 live coverage just talking about apartment complex that’s been hit/destroyed, theater hit as well, natural gas smell.
I’d been back on earlier, but the power was out for several hours. I’m in Haysville. It missed us by about 2 miles. We aren’t far from Oaklawn which seems to have got the worst of it. A close call for us. Prayers to all affected.
Tornado IS hitting Woodward, OK now. @NEWS9 has a chaser there: LIVE: http://bit.ly/IJJTi8
He’s giving AMAZING live reports from Woodward, telling EMS to role EVERYBODY.
This is line 3 for Oklahoma.
Live link to TV-9 feed. I think this is OKC?
Reporter is calling for EVERYBODY to come and help.
“Hes giving AMAZING live reports from Woodward, telling EMS to role EVERYBODY.”
This guy is driving around and giving storm damage reports? Yikes!
Houses wiped out in Woodward, OK.
They think Strong City, OK just got hit.
Oh no. Prayers being sent.
Looks like the Creston, Iowa hospital was hit tonight.
CRESTON, Iowa - A possible tornado damaged a hospital in Creston on Saturday night.
Authorities with the Creston Police Department said the damage was reported at the Greater Regional Medical Center about 7:30 p.m.
The extent of the damage is not yet known, but a nursing home near the hospital also sustained damage.
Creston Mayor Warren Woods said power lines are down all over Creston, and much of the city is without electricity.
At Southwest Community College, roof damage was found on dormitories, and there were other reports of damage there.
Police said there were reports of injuries.
If the general direction of the storm holds and it holds together, it looks like it’s headed just north of the storm that just hit Wichita.
Woodward, Oklahoma HIT HARD.
Multiple reports that Tornado sirens DID NOT go off.
At night, that could be very, very bad.
KOCO just showed video of what appears to be a large tornado of the Woodward, OK Tornado. Woodward fire chief reporting devastation in Woodward with a large area affected.