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Video of tornado ripping through Andover, Kansas, viewed 1.2 million times


A video of a tornado ripping through Andover, Kansas, had 1.2 million views on Twitter on Saturday afternoon. has been posted by meteorologist Reed Timmer the day before.

In another tweetTimmer, who took several close-range images, said the tornado strengthened very quickly as it “went from 10 to 300 mph in seconds.”

Meanwhile, storm chaser Aaron Jayjack said on Twitter on Saturday that the tornado was narrow despite its strength. “Walking down the path of the Andover damage right now. I found the slab houses. A powerful but narrow tornado. Thank goodness it was such a narrow tornado. It looked like the path of the damage was about a block wide,” he tweeted.

AccuWeather posted another video on social media containing different clips of the tornado passing through Andover and Wichita. Clips showed the tornado destroying buildings and crossing roads and bridges in both cities.

“‘Major Damage: ‘Tornado cuts disastrous path near Wichita,’ AccuWeather tweeted Saturday. “Dozens of buildings across Andover were damaged when a tornado, seen for miles around, ripped through town last night.”

There were 966 buildings in the path of the ‘destructive’ tornado, AccuWeather meteorologist Alyssa Smithmyer reported on Saturday, citing Andover County Fire Chief Chad Russell as adding that the tornado would have caused thousands of outages of current, but “only a handful of wounded”.

“We’re still very concerned about areas of the fire district that we haven’t searched yet. That’s our primary focus and that’s where the crews are right now,” Russell said Saturday, according to AccuWeather. .

A video of a tornado ripping through Andover, Kansas, had 1.2 million views on Twitter on Saturday afternoon after being posted by meteorologist Reed Timmer on Friday. Above, a tornado-damaged home is seen among rubble in the Arabi neighborhood on March 24 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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The fire chief also said rescue crews searching for victims scattered along the tornado’s path from Sedgwick County to Butler County.

Early on Saturday morning, the The Andover Police Department said on Twitter that roads leading into the city were closed as emergency crews worked to remove debris and check for damage.

The tornado was part of severe weather that erupted across the midsection of the country late Friday, according to AccuWeather.

“Afternoon-to-night storms from Kansas and Nebraska to Oklahoma and Missouri were fueled by an area of ​​low pressure that formed in central Kansas earlier Friday,” said said AccuWeather meteorologist Joseph Bauer.

Recently, there has been an uptick in extreme weather, with meteorologists recently predicting a busy upcoming hurricane season across the country due to La Niña weather, which will remain for most of the year, weakening potentially storms in the Pacific but reinforcing hurricanes in the Atlantic. .




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