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Tornado on the ground west of Lakin

A tornado has been reported on the ground 6 miles west of Lakin in western Kansas.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Kearny County until 5:45 p.m. Law enforcement has received numerous reports of the tornado. Radar indicates the storm is moving northeast at 30 miles an hour.

Deerfield is also threatened by this storm.

Large hail is being reported with this storm. Residents of the area should take cover immediately. Residents are being urged not to wait until they see or hear the tornado, because it may be shrouded in rain.