Tornado slams Kansas city, state of emergency declared after 8 injured

A severe thunderstorm makes its way to Wichita, Kan., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Storm broke out over south-central Kansas on Tuesday. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

EUREKA, Can. – The governor has declared an emergency after eight people were injured when a tornado struck a small town in eastern Kansas.

The tornado landed Tuesday night in the Greenwood County town of Eureka, approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Wichita. Greenwood County Emergency Management said on Twitter that the community of about 2,400 people took a “direct hit”.

A lightning show from a severe thunderstorm just west of Wichita, Kansas.

(Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

Gov. Jeff Colyer declared a state of disaster emergency in the province, about an hour after the storm.

Kansas Adjutant General’s Office spokeswoman Jane Welch said the high school, together with a number of homes and businesses were damaged. Assessment of the damage to the corridor. Welch says that she didn’t know how serious the eight victims were injured.

A shelter is set up at a church for displaced residents.

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