Several hog farms in western Kansas are picking up the pieces Tuesday morning after an outbreak of severe weather, including tornadoes, struck the area Monday evening.
According to the Wichita Eagle in an article here, 22 tornadoes were reported in the state on Monday. Most of these tornadoes touched down after sunset.
Jaclyn Ritzman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita, called these evening tornadoes the “scary ones.”
“Those are the ones you don’t want to see happen,” she said.
In Seward County, a quarter-mile wide tornado damaged at least one hog farm. Repoters showed the storm leveled five hog barns on one of the area's hog farms.
Molly McCollum, a meteorologist at Wichita-based KWCH, reported in an update late Tuesday morning news reporters weren’t allowed near the facilities as workers struggled to round up the hogs.
A feedlot near Kismet, Kan., was also hit.
In true Kansas fashion, by Tuesday afternoon the area was experiencing freezing rain and flurries.