Tornado Causes Chaos Across Small Kansas Town
May 27, 2021
Approximate locations (according to media outlets) sustaining structural damage:
– Herndon (Rawlins County, 67739)
– Selden (Sheridan County, 67757)
NOTE: This is NOT currently a FEMA Declared Disaster.
A large and extremely dangerous tornado tracked near Selden, Kansas, on Monday evening, injuring one person and leaving a trail of damage. The twister struck around 6:30 p.m. CDT, the Sheridan County Emergency Management confirmed. It damaged buildings, homes, a silo, trees, and overturned a semi truck and a train.
On Tuesday, the National Weather Service gave the tornado a rating of EF1, with estimated peak winds of 110 mph.
The dangerous weather was spawned by a severe storm that had a history of spinning up tornadoes along its path as it charged across northwestern Kansas.
The thunderstorm first developed southwest of Goodland, Kansas, around 3 p.m. CDT, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Bowers. It then tracked northeastward ahead of a frontal boundary, where over the next few hours, it repeatedly dropped tornadoes that touched down for a few minutes at a time.
“There were nearly a dozen tornado reports from this one supercell. The last report coming at 6:26 p.m. CDT at Selden with tree and power line damage along with one injury,” Bowers said.
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