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Tornado Causes Damage To West Side of Marysville

Marysville, Kan. – The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning about 9:30 p.m. Monday, after a twister was spotted about a mile Northwest of Marysville.

Marshall County Emergency Management officials report that Oregon Trail Equipment, a John Deere implement dealer, sustained severe damage in the storm along with Precision Truss, a lumber and roofing truss company. Marshall County Emergency Management also reports that nearly 40 homes were damaged in the storm, and some livestock reported missing after a barn was destroyed.

So far no injuries or fatalities have been reported in relation to the storm. Local fire department crews will continue to search through the damaged areas looking for anybody needing help and assessing the damage.

William Schwindamann Jr., Marshall County Emergency Management Director, would also ask the public to stay away from the damaged areas of Marysville. They are worried that increased traffic could lead to a wreck and tie up the roads. If anybody needs assistance please contact the Marshall County Emergency Management office at 785-562-4550. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.