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Kansas Governor Signs Emergency Declaration after Tornado

Associated Press - July 8, 2016 1:28 pm

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a state of disaster emergency declaration for Greenwood County after a tornado demolished homes in a small town.

Brownback’s office said in a release Friday that the emergency declaration allows the state to use its resources and personnel in response to the tornado that hit the small town of Eureka late Thursday night. No serious injuries were reported.

The governor’s office says the tornado damaged about 50 homes and businesses and left scores without power throughout the county.

The office says the state Division of Emergency Management will coordinate assistance to assess the damage from the tornado and manage debris removal.

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