Governor Visits Baxter Springs Tornado Site

Photo Courtesy of Kansas Division of Emergency Management Facebook

Photo Courtesy of Kansas Division of Emergency Management Facebook

Governor Sam Brownback visited tornado-ravaged Baxter Springs Monday.

(AP)The National Weather Service has rated the tornado that struck the southeast Kansas town of Baxter Springs an EF2 on the enhanced Fujita scale, with winds of 130 mph.

A team from the agency’s office in Springfield, Mo., issued the rating Monday after surveying damage from the tornado that struck around 5:39 p.m. Sunday.