Huge tornado hits Andover, Kansas, as twister rips through city leaving 'extensive destruction' after weather warning

A HUGE tornado has touched down in Kansas, causing massive damage to Butler County.

The tornadic storm slammed into Andover on Friday evening, its destruction caught in pictures and videos posted to social media.

The twister hit at around 8.50pm CST, partially destroying the YMCA and The Capital Federal Amphitheater in Andover.

Twitter videos from the area show widespread destruction to residential areas.

Storms have also impacted nearby cities including Wichita, as seen in several Twitter videos.

There are early reports of fatalities on social media but these remain unconfirmed.

Another tornado touched down in Rosalia, Kansas forcing emergency crews to block streets.

Read more on tornadoes

Urgent alert over severe storms hitting TOMORROW as forecasters warn of tornadoes

Tornado season to peak in DAYS as millions on alert & 7 deaths so far in 2022

At 9.35pm, Wichita's mayor Brandon Whipple activated the Sedgwick County Operations Center to assist in Andover, Kansas as tornado damage continues.

Most read in US News


Chippewa Falls girl’s autopsy revealed & family slams 'judgment' from trolls


Horror pics show where recluse, 36, died after being fused to couch by POOP


Inside US Navy warship crisis as 7 sailors found dead – including 3 in 1 week


Bikini-clad women 'DODGE arrest after rock, paper, scissors game with cop'

“All Wichita Police Command have been directed to assist with emergency management. PLEASE stay off the streets if possible for our emergency vehicles,” Whipple told KWCH12.

Read More on The US Sun

Alaskan Bush People’s Bear accepts plea deal after domestic violence arrest

I’m a realtor – common cleaning mistakes could cost your home sale

The first tornado warning was issued at 5.30pm for Phillips County and Harlan, Nebraska.

At 6.40pm, the warning was extended to Abilene, Enterprise, and Carlton in Dickinson County.

We pay for your stories!

Do you have a story for The US Sun team?

Email us at [email protected] or call 212 416 4552.

Like us on Facebook at and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS

    Source: Read Full Article