Tornado Touches Down Friday Morning In Marysville & Seneca


By Bruce Dierking – KNDY News

Additional damage assessments were underway following an overnight storm early Friday morning that apparently fired tornadic activity in northeast Kansas.

The storm path that did damage to a portion of east Marysville flipped a Landoll semi-trailer at the former Walmart parking lot yet left the Kaw Valley Greenhouse plants fifty yards away largely untouched. Two semis were reported overturned at Landoll shop 50, a 15’ tall steel fuel storage tank blew across the highway north to the country club, which also reported lots of tree damage. A cargo trailer at a property along the highway just down the road was moved and flipped on its side between two buildings which suffered no damage. A residential window in the neighborhood was also blown out, and a home on the Oketo blacktop had roof damage.

The National Weather Service categorized it as an EF-1, reportedly touching down shortly before 4 a.m. Another EF-1 tornado touched down just northeast of Seneca, in nearly the same neighborhood that saw a small tornado come through Tuesday evening.

Nemaha County Emergency Management Director Russell Lierz says that a shop building, and a couple vehicles inside were destroyed six miles northeast of Seneca, and an adjacent home had roof damage. There were no reported injuries.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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