Archive for Friday, April 27, 2007

Torando sirens sound in Baldwin City

April 27, 2007

Tornado sirens started sounding at 4:55 p.m., but were quickly turned off. A funnel cloud was reportedly sighted near Baldwin City prior to that. A funnel cloud was sited near the Baldwin Junction and headed east. However, the funnel returned to the cloud, according to witnesses.

According to the Douglas County dispatcher, funnel clouds were spotted near Pleasant Grove and Baldwin City. According to the Baldwin City Police Department, officers are watching for the cloud. A tornado warning was in effect until 5:30 p.m.

Dave Hill said he saw the tornado from MidAmerica Bank.

"It was right above us, west and north of FireTree," said Hill. "It went back up in the cloud. I'd never seen anything like it."

The Signal will update this story as more information becomes available.

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