Multiple Tornadoes Spotted in Kansas, Including Mile-Wide Storm Near Linwood

Multiple tornado strikes were reported across Kansas on Tuesday night, with towns including Linwood reporting major damage. The National Weather Service said a large tornado was seen near Kansas City, approaching the Kansas Speedway. The agency also reported debris was falling from the sky near Smithville, Platte City, and Plattsburg. Local news station KMBC said the rain-wrapped tornado spotted near Linwood was believed to be nearly a mile wide. Homeowner Brian Perry told KSHB that his camper was “gone” and his garage “didn’t hold up up too well” through the tornado. “Sucked the basement window right out, clear through the basement. Blew doors out of the inside of the basement,” Perry told the station. “Pretty wild. Never been through anything like it in my life.” The NWS also confirmed a twister in eastern Pennsylvania and issued a tornado warning for northern New Jersey and parts of New York City.