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Correction: Kansas Storms story

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 5, 2014 at 12:11 pm •  Published: June 5, 2014
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In a story June 4 about severe storms in northeast Kansas, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a Union Pacific train's emergency technology alerted the crew that wind gusts were strong enough to potentially derail cars. The alert came from dispatchers.

The story also erroneously stated that the train was traveling from Wyoming to Arkansas. The train was traveling from Arkansas to Wyoming.

A corrected version of the story is below:

2 confirmed tornadoes cause damage in Kansas

National Weather Service says 2 tornadoes caused damage in sparsely populated northeast Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A pair of tornadoes damaged several homes and blew dozens of empty coal cars from railroad tracks in far northeast Kansas, but nobody was killed in the late-night storms, the National Weather Service said.

The first tornado was an EF-3 carrying winds up to 140 mph Tuesday in Nemaha and Brown counties, said Chad Omitt, warning coordination meteorologist with the weather service office in Topeka. The twister struck south of the tiny town of Bern, with a population of just over 150, and north of Oneida, a community of 75 residents nine miles away, Omitt said.

Four or five Nemaha County homes sustained serious damage, Omitt said, and there were a few injuries but no deaths.

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