| KANSAS CITY, Missouri, April 27
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, April 27 At least two
people were killed and a fire station was destroyed by a tornado
that touched down in a small Oklahoma town in the northeast
corner of the state on Sunday, according to local media and the
National Weather Service.
The tornado was spotted in Quapaw, 200 miles (322 km)
northeast of Oklahoma City at about 5:45 p.m., according to
local KOCO-TV and the weather service.
An Ottawa County, Oklahoma, police dispatcher said a search
and rescue effort was underway in Quapaw, but could not confirm
reports of fatalities.
The tornado was one of at least a dozen twisters that tore
through the central and southern United States on Sunday,
leaving behind damaged structures and downed trees and power
A spotter in Mayflower, Arkansas, 22 miles (35 km) northwest
of Little Rock, reported a 1/2-mile (800-meter) wide tornado
crossing Interstate 40 at about 7:30 p.m., the National Weather
Tornadoes were also reported in parts of Iowa, Kansas,
Nebraska and Missouri on Sunday afternoon and evening, causing
some damage but no known injuries, according to local officials
and the weather service.
Trained spotters reported several tornadoes, with at least
one touching down in southern Bates County, Missouri, said Brad
Vermaas, the county's deputy director of emergency management.
Debris, apparently mostly trees, were left in the tornado's
path, he said.
A dispatcher for the Bates County sheriff's office said
people reported damage in the tornado's wake.
(Additional reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing
by Dan Whitcomb and Sandra Maler)