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In 1916, 8 tornadoes struck Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri. The strongest was a violent F4 that killed 6 and injured 19 along a path 65 miles long and around one half mile wide. The tornado began 2 miles northwest of Ft. Scott. Shortly afterward, the twister crossed the Kansas Missouri border and lifted just south of Clinton, Missouri. In 2000, 4 tornadoes struck Southeast Kansas. The strongest was an F3 that struck downtown Parsons. A tornado warning gave officials time to evacuate an outdoor carnival. The twister caused major damage to 750 buildings and injured 27 people. Another tornado, rated an F2, moved through Erie. It injured 3 people and heavily damaged 12 homes. The 4 tornadoes caused nearly $72 million damage.

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