Tornado warning issued for Finney, Kearny counties


By The Telegram

By The Telegram

A tornado warning has been issued for west central Finney County and east central Kearny County in Southwest Kansas, according to the National Weather Service.

A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Lakin at 6:44 p.m. central time and is moving northeast at 25 mph. The storm could bring hail close to the size of ping pong balls. Dangerous storms are also set to hit Deerfield and Holcomb, the National Weather service said.

Flying debris is a possibility, and residents in the path of the storms are advised to seek shelter. Mobile homes face the possibility of severe damage, as well as roofs to houses and windows of vehicles.

Here is a list of shelters within your area:

Businesses: Stage, 409 N. Main St., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon-Sat., and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; Browns Shoe Fit Co., 314 N. Main St., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sat., Commerce Bank, 215 N. Main St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri.; KANZ Radio, 210 N. Seventh St., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-Fri.; Robinson Discount Furniture, 102 N. 11th St., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Sat., and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday;

Schools: Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-Fri.; Georgia Matthews Elementary School, 111 E. Johnson St., (While school is in session); Holcomb High School, 600 N. Jones Ave, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-Fri.

Churches: Holcomb Babtist Church, 403 Emmanuel Drive, 24/7; Holcomb Community Church, 106 S. Henderson St., 24/7; First Baptist Church, 1005 N. 11th St., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mon-Fri.; First United Methodist Church, 1106 N. Main St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Thurs. and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; Trinity Lutheran Church, 1010 Fleming St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri., Word of Life Church, 3004 N. Third St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; Pierceville Federated Church; 203 Avenue A (Pierceville), 24/7;

Elevators: Gano, 2790 Gano Road, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Lowe, 5620 N. Big Lowe Road, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri.; Tennis, 2790 W. Tennis Road, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri.

Government Buildings: Finney County Courthouse, 425 N. Eighth St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri.; Finney County Health Department, 919 Zerr Road, 24/7; Finney County Law Enforcement Center, 304 N. Ninth St., 24/7 Finney County Juvenile Detention Center, 507 W. Santa Fe St., 24/7; Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sat., and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; Finney County Senior Center, 907 N. 10th St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri.; Garden City Administrative Center, 301 N. Eighth St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri.; Garden City Police Underground Range, 114 Isabel Ave., 24/7

Residential Areas: East Garden Village, 4101 E. Highway 50, 24/7; Prairie Wind, 950 N. Jennie Barker Road, 24/7.

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