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Tornado June 12th, 2004
At 1800 hrs P-405 reports rotating clouds at 119th & Secena, however no visible wall cloud is noted.
At 1851 hrs a round hay bale was struck by lightening on south Boxelder Street in Mulvane. P-409 was able to extinguish the fire quickly.
At 1912 hrs the Duty Officer reports a tornado has dropped down and is causing damage. Storm sirens in Mulvane are activated. The Tornado is approximately one mile southwest of town moving east. The Tornado goes up into the clouds as it reaches the Arkansas River and skips over the southeast corner of town.
At 1926 hrs the tornado re-appeared about 1 mile south of the fire station. Golf Ball size hail was also report at the station. E-403 & P-409 both relocate their positions to stay out of the storms path.
At 1936 hrs E-403 reports heavy storm damage at Lucky Seven Saddle Club. Wind damage was estimated at F-2.
E-402 responded to reports of damage across K-15 highway at the Larry Lambrecht residence. The residence, two outbuildings and the family horse was lost.
P-405 & P-409 responded to 1380 E. 140th Street. The Landis home was completely gone, level with the floor. The occupants were safe in the basement. One horse had to be put to sleep due to its injuries.
Wind Damage was rated at an F-3 here at the Landis Residence, the strongest recorded in the area.
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Tornado Events for Mulvane
June 12, 1881 – An F2 Tornado moved NW of Mulvane to 3 miles NE of Douglas destroying two homes 1 mile north of Mulvane and injuring 2 people.
March 31, 1892 – Several tornadoes up to F4 moved NNE near South Haven and dissipating in extreme SE Sedgwick County resulted in 7 deaths and 40 injuries.
November 10, 1915 – An F4 tornado cut a 16 mile path from five miles SW of Zyba, passing within four miles south of Peck and dissipating near the edge of Derby. Eight homes were destroyed and three people were killed at Zyba. At least two homes were destroyed and one person was killed at Derby. In addition to four deaths, there were 28 injuries caused by the tornado.
November 27, 1960 – An F2 tornado touched down three miles NE of Mulvane and proceeded to within one mile south of Augusta causing destruction to barns and shifting one home. Two injuries were reported from an overturned car.
June 12th, 2004 - An F-3 tornado touched down one mile east and one mile south of Mulvane and proceeded to the Mulvane Sewer Plant before lifting and touching down within a 1/2 mile of the south city limits. Several homes and barns were destroyed, one horse was killed and some very minor injuries to motorists as it crossed K-15 highway. Damage was estimated at $575,000.
September 15th, 2010 - A brief F-0 tornado touched down over farm ground about 1250 N. Greenwich Road. Weather Service Report.
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