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Severe storms with tornadoes, high winds and hail swept across the Midwest on Monday evening into Tuesday, causing widespread damage across the region.
Tornadoes caused injuries and damaged homes in Missouri. Officials reported at least 15 people were hurt as a tornado moved through Oak Grove. None of the injuries were life threatening.
The National Weather Service surveyed the damage caused by the tornado that moved through Oak Grove and determined that it was an EF-3 tornado with winds reaching up to 152 mph.
"Oak Grove" tornado rated EF-3. Peak wind speed estimated at 152 mph. pic.twitter.com/SmZzEf3vhu— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) March 7, 2017
Several airplanes and airplane hangers were damaged at the Johnson County Executive Airport near Kansas City, Missouri, as high winds knocked planes on their sides and tore hangers to pieces.
Between 100 and 200 people were displaced from their homes around Oak Grove, ABC News reported.
Many residents around the Kansas City, Missouri, area were without power for much of Monday evening. As many as 66,000 KCP&L customers were affected at 8:40 p.m. CST, but the company restored power to many throughout Monday night.
Sizable hail was spotted throughout the area. Hail as big as chicken eggs was found in Kansas.
Wind gusts reached as high as 90 mph in Belle Plaine, Iowa. Widespread tree, power line and structural damage was reported from Iowa and Wisconsin to Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Dry weather will continue for cleanup efforts on Wednesday.
Tree falls in Westport...."It was the loudest sound I've ever heard" - City Place Apts resident. pic.twitter.com/r2asCh2r6k— Tom Dempsey (@KCTomDempsey) March 7, 2017
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