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Tornado in Reading causes major damage

A tornado swept through Reading Saturday night, killing one person and destroying at least 20 homes, as severe thunderstorms pelted the region with hail that some residents said was the size of baseballs, authorities said early Sunday. Reading is about 67 miles southwest of Lawrence.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback points out tornado damage while flying over Reading Monday, May 23, 2011. Utility crews worked Monday to restore power to the small town of about 250 residents after it was struck over the weekend by a tornado with estimated winds of up to 165 mph. The storm claimed one life and caused extensive damage.

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