A severe thunderstorm is occurring or imminent in your area. Unplug electronics before the storm hits, and move to an interior room on the lowest floor of your home or business. Please check back for official updates.

The following was issued by The National Weather Service in Springfield.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... CHEROKEE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS... CRAWFORD COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS...

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT

* AT 1112 PM CDT... A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WAS LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WALNUT TO 25 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MCCUNE... AND MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

HAZARD... 70 MPH WIND GUSTS AND PENNY SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE... TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED 70 MPH WINDS IN PARSONS KANSAS.

IMPACT... MINOR DAMAGE TO VEHICLES... ROOFS AND WINDOWS. TREE BRANCHES UP TO THREE INCHES IN DIAMETER BROKEN. POSSIBLE MINOR DAMAGE TO SHINGLE ROOFS AND METAL OUTBUILDINGS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... GIRARD... CARONA... CHEROKEE... ENGLEVALE... COLUMBUS... ARMA... WEIR... PITTSBURG... FRONTENAC... WALNUT... HEPLER... MCCUNE... WEST MINERAL... SCAMMON... GREENBUSH... SHERMAN... BRAZILTON... FAULKNER... HALLOWELL AND FARLINGTON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.

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HAIL... 0.75IN WIND... 70 MPH