Tornado touches down Tuesday night in Turon

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed an EF-0 tornado in the small community of Turon on Tuesday night.

According to the NWS, at around 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, storms that moved throughout Kansas produced an EF-0 tornado in Reno County.

“We heard some rumbling,” Ginny Carter, a Turon resident, said. “We managed to make it into our living room, and we were pulling down our lanterns to have light, because our electricity went out.”

The tornado created mainly treetop damage, but also removed some roof panels during the initial touchdown on the south side of Turon when it moved north/northeast.

The Enhanced Fujita scale classifies an EF-0 tornado as weak, with 65 to 85 mph winds. The tornado produced winds of 80 mph.

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