Topeka Fire Department sends help to Eureka following tornado

KSNT – June 27, 2018

The Topeka Fire Department has sent help to a small Kansas town that was struck by a tornado.

Topeka Fire Chief Craig Duke tweeted Wednesday morning that Topeka Fire Training Chief Kevin Flory and Fire Marshal Michael Martin are in Eureka as part of a State Incident Management Team to help the citizens and first responders in Eureka get through these initial days of the town being struck by a tornado.

The tornado touched down Tuesday night in the Greenwood County town of Eureka, about 60 miles east of Wichita. Greenwood County Emergency Management said on Twitter that the community of about 2,400 people took a “direct hit.”

Gov. Jeff Colyer declared a state of disaster emergency in the county about an hour after the storm hit.

Kansas Adjutant General’s Office spokeswoman Jane Welch says the high school, along with several homes and businesses were damaged. Assessments of the damage are underway. Welch says she didn’t know how seriously the eight victims were hurt.

A shelter has been set up at a church for displaced residents.


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