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Here's a look at Eureka tornado damage, severe weather captured by Kansans

See Kansans' experiences during Tuesday night's storms

See pictures and videos of Tuesday's severe weather filmed by Kansans from Eureka to Wichita.
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See pictures and videos of Tuesday's severe weather filmed by Kansans from Eureka to Wichita.

While a tornado blew through Eureka and as hail, thunder and lightning rolled through parts of the Sunflower State, Kansans took to social media to share photos of the severe weather.

Here's a look at some of the photos from the Eureka tornado, where at least five people were injured. At least one person was in critical condition as of about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. There was also "astronomical" tree damage, and about 5,700 Westar Energy customers were without power.

Today, a damage survey team will be in Eureka to assess the tornado damage, according to the National Weather Service. The Wichita Eagle will have updates at Kansas.com.

While the tornado hit Eureka, other towns in the southcentral region experienced storms with lightning, thunder and hail. The scattered thunderstorms impacted areas along and east of I-135, according to the National Weather Service.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. has an average of 1,253 tornados a year. Here are some tornado jargon you you might not know.

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