May 21, 2011 Reading Tornado

In perhaps northeast Kansas’ most significant severe weather event of 2011, at least seven tornados touched down across Lyon, Osage, Shawnee, Franklin, Douglas and Jefferson counties; the strongest of these was an EF3 tornado that destroyed parts of Reading, Kansas.  A single story home in Reading was swept off its foundation, and several other two story homes suffered significant damage or complete loss.  There was one fatality in the city of 247.

                                                                                             National Weather Service in Topeka, Kansas