When a tornado dropped out of the sky near Hutchinson, Kan., on Monday evening, people did as Kansans do and took pictures — lots of them.
The tail of the tornado touched ground just after 6:30 p.m. in northern Reno County, according to The Hutchinson News.
The tornado, which resulted from triple-digit heat, was traveling 5 to 10 miles per hour and dissipated around 7 p.m., said Robb Lawson of the National Weather Service office in Wichita.
Tornado sirens failed to go off in the county, according to KWCH-TV. In an effort to notify residents of the tornado, a fire truck was driven around the area with its sirens on.
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“I went outside with my wife and I noticed a small funnel cloud coming down, and we went back inside and we got the alert on our phones,” said Marcus Hill, a Nickerson resident. “We didn’t hear any tornado sirens at all.”
The tornado did not result in any injuries, but golf-ball-size hail along with wind gusts exceeding 60 mph caused some home damage throughout the area.