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Storms Hit Kansas City Hard, But No Major Damage Reported

May 17, 2015

A storm pattern bringing thunderstorms, heavy rain, hail and high winds moved across the Kansas City metro Saturday night. Flash flood and tornado warnings were issued for the region and thousands lost power. Most power had been restored by Sunday morning. 

Though there has been no major damage reported in Kansas City, the Clay County town of Mosby, Missouri, is under evacuation because of rising water, according to the Kansas City Star.

Two storm bands moved across the region, one moving out by 9:30 p.m., and another starting around 11:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. There were reports of wind damage in Ray County, and possible tornado damage in Emporia, Kansas, where a train derailed and minor damage reported — though a tornado is not confirmed to be the cause. 

Tornadoes touched down in two towns in western Oklahoma Saturday night and, though there are no fatalities or injuries, reports of damage are still emerging.