HARVEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) The small eastern Kansas town of Harveyville took a direct hit from an apparent tornado late Tuesday, injuring 11 people and reducing much of the town to ruins.
Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Mark Engholm said there were no reports of fatalities, and all of the town’s residents were believed to be accounted for.
Three of the victims suffered critical injuries, said Sharon Watson a spokeswoman for the Kansas Adjutant General’s office. Another eight had minor injuries, and many of the victims were taken to a Topeka hospital, Watson said.
Much of the town appeared to be heavily damaged. Numerous homes were in rubble, trees and power lines were down and gas service was out across the city.
Gov. Sam Brownback has declared a state of emergency for the town.