Powerful Tornadoes Hit Midwest
Path of destruction
- Duration 1:43
- Date Apr 16, 2012
Path of destruction
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Mike Tobin is on the scene there live in Wichita Kansas this morning so Mike what does it look like.
Out there on the ground where you are.
Well why -- is the first time anyone's got to look into this oak lawn neighborhood which took a direct hit from that tornado now estimated as an EF three.
That would mean it had winds of a 136265.
Miles per hour.
What you get -- EF three tornado structures that have significant damage but structures that are still in place.
That's what we're looking at here what I can also see from this is just how much debris was blown around by those funnel clouds and just sand blasted up against the side of these buildings.
It looks like this particular tornado skipped the long and I can tell you that because.
This street has a lot of damage significant damage you go to streets over.
And all of the houses look like they're relatively in good shape and what -- -- up -- out TO summit that the search and rescue crews have been leaving behind.
All of these markings became familiar with those during Katrina that indicates that this building has been not searched we know now that day in Kansas anyway.
There were no fatalities as a result of all these tornadoes month.
Pretty amazing Mike that the death toll is not higher in that area given what happened there what -- are -- saying about how.
That came today.
Well it is remarkable they're now saying about a 120 tornadoes touched down and only one of those tornadoes resulted in fatalities there are two reasons given for that.
Most of the tornadoes swept across uninhabited land.
But the other big reason.
They authorities say there haven't been more fatality is because people took the warning seriously they got to shelters they were underground when the tornadoes passed overhead much.