Eudora hit by EF-1 Tornado

Eudora Tornado PhotoMonday night’s EF-1 tornado put a scare into Eudora residents as they endured heavy rain and winds up to 107 miles per hour.  This is the first tornado to hit Eudora since the July 9, 1969 tornado, which was an EF-2 tornado with winds clocked as high as 135 miles per hour.  The tornado initially knocked out power to about two-thirds of the city, with quite a few trees on power lines.  Despite the severity of the storm, fortunately no major injuries were reported, and property destruction was minimal with only minor incidences of roof damage and vehicle damage.  City workers were out late Monday trimming back trees from power lines.  Eudora City Manager, Gary Ortiz, was quick to point out that though the clean-up is a big job, he is thankful for the help of the many volunteers from surrounding communities.