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Homes destroyed, injuries reported

Barton County residents take cover

A storm caused extensive damage Tuesday night seven miles west and three-quarters of a mile north of Great Bend.

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Barton County residents were warned Tuesday night to take shelter as a tornadic thunderstorm traveled from Pawnee Rock to Susank and Beaver.
Barton County Emergency Management Director Amy Miller declared a state of emergency at 8:24 p.m., which was approved by Commission Chairwoman Jennifer Schartz. The state of emergency was called after a tornado touched down in the Pawnee Rock area, where Emergency Management reported one person injured and damage to one home.
A Great Bend Tribune employee reported two houses were destroyed in the 700 block of West Barton County Road. One person was being treated at ...

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