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Tornado causes damage in Marysville
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(KMZA)--A tornado caused damage in Marysville Saturday evening as severe storms moved through northeast Kansas.

The tornado damaged buildings in the downtown area and downed trees and power lines. 

No injuries were reported.

Police Chief Matt Simpson took to social media Saturday eveninig to ask members of the public to stay away from the area and give first responders some time to get things cleaned up.

Many in the area took to social media to share images of the damage, which included a building's collapse on a top of a sheriff's vehicle.   

A disaster relief group came up Sunday morning to help residents with cutting down trees and limbs.  In addition, outside crews responded to help restore power.

The National Weather Service said four EF1 tornadoes moved through Marshall and Pottawatomie Counties Saturday evening.  Three of the tornadoes, with wind speeds up to 90 miles hour, caused damage in the Oketo, Marysville and Blue Rapids area's in Marshall County.  The fourth tornado, with wind speeds up to 99 miles, caused damage in western Pottawatomie County.

Prior to the severe storms moving into northeast Kansas, two tornado touch downs were reported in neighboring Gage County, Nebraska.   




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