KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A second tornado that struck in the Kansas City area during the early morning Wednesday was more powerful, according to a preliminary report from the National Weather Service.
Preliminary damage report from NE Jackson County near Buckner, MO.— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) June 8, 2022
115 mph max wind
9 mile path length
200 yard max wind
The tornado that struck northeast Jackson County near Buckner was an EF-2 with estimated wind speeds of 115 mph, according to an assessment from the National Weather Service damage survey team.
It tracked along US 24 for nine miles with a maximum width of 200 yards.
Emergency management officials from across the region were assessing the timing and effectiveness of warning systems, some of which didn't trigger until after the suspected tornado had passed.
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