MAYETTA, Kan. | The National Weather Service confirms the touchdown of a small tornado on the Fourth of July in northeast Kansas.
No injuries were reported from the twister, which touched down at 4:46 p.m. Sunday about three miles south of Mayetta in southern Jackson County. A camper and a barn on rural property were destroyed.
The weather service rates the tornado an EF0, the lowest rating on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with estimated winds of 80 mph. A survey team says the twister was on the ground for about three minutes and traveled two miles.
The storm that spawned the tornado also damaged trees and flipped a recreational vehicle on its side on U.S 75. Authorities say the two people in the RV were unharmed.
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