rnadoes, thunderstorms and wind-fueled wildfires, ripping through the midwestern states overnight, forcing thousands to flee their homes, some of which were either reduced to rubble or ashes. The National Weather Service saying at least two tornadoes touched down in Missouri, destroying at least a dozen homes and bringing down power lines.
Areas of eastern Missouri, Iowa, and western Illinois were still under a tornado watch Tuesday morning. 20 counties in central Kansas reporting out-of-control brush fires driven by 60 mile per hour winds. Ten towns forced to evacuate, firefighters even having to take cover when a tornado hit the area. Later, heavy winds flipped over planes and blew out car windows at a Kansas airport.
In Colorado, wildfires erupting after high winds fanned flames that scorched 30,000 acres and destroyed several homes. The cause of that fire is unknown. No deaths or major injuries were reported.