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UPDATE: NWS confirms at least 2 EF-1 tornadoes

Posted: 3:10 PM, Sep 19, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-19 20:10:30Z
UPDATE: NWS confirms at least 2 EF-1 tornadoes
UPDATE: NWS confirms at least 2 EF-1 tornadoes
UPDATE: NWS confirms at least 2 EF-1 tornadoes
UPDATE: NWS confirms at least 2 EF-1 tornadoes
UPDATE: NWS confirms at least 2 EF-1 tornadoes
UPDATE: NWS confirms at least 2 EF-1 tornadoes
UPDATE: NWS confirms at least 2 EF-1 tornadoes
UPDATE: NWS confirms at least 2 EF-1 tornadoes
UPDATE: NWS confirms at least 2 EF-1 tornadoes
UPDATE: NWS confirms at least 2 EF-1 tornadoes
UPDATE: NWS confirms at least 2 EF-1 tornadoes
UPDATE: NWS confirms at least 2 EF-1 tornadoes

Clean up is beginning for communities following two confirmed EF-1 tornadoes in Kansas and Missouri. 

The tornadoes touched down Friday evening in Miami County, Kan., and Cass County, Mo. Several homes were damaged by the tornadoes, which were south of the Kansas City metro area.

On Friday, tornado warnings were issued for Miami County in Kansas and Ray, Carroll, Cass, Johnson and Henry counties on the Missouri side.

The National Weather Service is out surveying the damage Saturday.

Damage reported after EF-1 tornado in Cass County, Mo. 

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-1 tornado for Cass County, Mo. on Friday. 

Some of the more extensive damage from the storms could be found in Freeman, Mo.

According to the NWS, the Freeman tornado had a path of 5.3 miles. Its width was 100 yards.

It touched down at 6:57 p.m. Friday and went back into the clouds at 7:12 p.m. 

Midway High School, just outside of Freeman, was damaged. Between $40,000-$120,000 worth of damage was done to the roof of the building. 

The football field's scoreboard was damaged by the tornado and bleachers were overturned. 

Officials from the National Weather Service commended school leaders for having a plan. They said the plan saved lives. 

The Freeman Animal Clinic also sustained damage from the reported tornado.

Some of the clinic’s fence line is missing following the storm.

Shrapnel could also be found in nearby trees.

Two injured following EF-1 tornado in Miami County, Kan.

Across the state line in Kansas, two people were injured Friday at a camping site in Hillsdale, Kan.

The injuries were classified as minor. 

The National Weather Service says a damage path of 9.31 miles was found starting southwest of Hillsdale State Park.

The path of damage continued in the northeast direction to Wagstaff before the tornado left the ground.

Some single family homes in the area were shifted off of their foundations. Several areas with tree damage were also discovered in the area. Many trees were uprooted, the damage report says.

Five campers were destroyed at a camping site in Hillsdale, while another four were damged by the EF-1 tornado. 

Multiple viewer photos and videos indicated a tornado touching down in Miami County:

Hillsdale ks

Posted by Kandas Gainer on Friday, September 18, 2015

 

Tornado blowing through behind our house west side of Hillsdale lake. Miami county. Video one.

Posted by Roganette van der Weele on Friday, September 18, 2015

 

Video #2 . Tornado blowing through behind our house near Hillsdale lake Miami county.

Posted by Roganette van der Weele on Friday, September 18, 2015

 

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This is a developing story. Stay tuned to 41 Action News and KSHB.com all day for more information about the storms.

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