I appreciate being able to reblog my local KFOR news stories.

Quapaw, OK, and Baxter Springs, KS, are part of my stomping grounds growing up in Southeast Kansas. The fact that we are on a pace to set a new record for fewest and smallest tornadoes this year is no consolation for those hit by the severe storms. Likewise the fact this tornado in Quapaw officially didn’t make it to EF3, EF2 can still kill, obviously. A small bit of good news, the death toll for Quapaw has dropped from two to one, a resident of Baxter Springs, KS, coincidentally, and I’ll emphasize that it is small condolence for the widow who survived the twister while travelling with her husband. Further, the Arkansas death toll was revised downward, by two, also.