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Word about tornado sirens...
Tornado sirens are designed to be an early warning device primarily for persons who are outside away from the television and/or radio. Tornado sirens are not frequently heard in homes during Spring and Summer Months for multiple reasons such as the distance from the siren, homes being shut up with air conditioners running and people being asleep during nighttime storms with thunder, rain and wind. For this reason it highly recommend citizens keep a NOAA weather alert radio in their homes, preferable in the bedroom, with a tone alert.
Storm spotting is another function of M.E.S. Living in Tornado Alley, this a frequent event during the spring and summer months.
Watches versus Warnings
Tornado on the ground in Harper & Sumner Counties, May, 2004.
Safety and Preparedness
Tornado near Conway Springs, May, 2004.
Fujita Tornado Intensity Scale
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.
June 20, 1942 – A strong tornado moved in a semi-circular path around the city of Mulvane.
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 15, 2010 - A brief F-0 tornado touched down over farm ground about 1250 N. Greenwich Road. Weather Service Report.
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