We did not blow away…but some of our neighbors did!

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Two small tornadoes from an overnight line of thunderstorms left hundreds of Kansas City-area homes and businesses damaged, destroying some.

The National Weather Service said a high-end EF2 tornado — wind speeds between 111-135 mph — hit around 2 a.m. Friday, cutting a 75-foot-wide swath along a roughly two-mile stretch of north Kansas City near Liberty.

Investigators determined a second tornado hit a little further south in Gladstone around the same time, though they’ve yet to classify the size of the twister. Teams also were on the ground in Independence to determine if damage there was caused by a third tornado spawned on the leading edge of what the weather service has characterized as a bow echo.

So when you look at the map you can see us in Parkville (a little more north of the city) in comparison to Gladstone and Liberty. Can’t say I like Kansas City weather- give me snow any day.

One Comment

  1. Avatar Erin said:

    WOW! So did you guys have any damage from the storms? I bet the winds were horrible! I’m glad you guys are okay!

    May 5, 2008

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