Photo gallery: Aerial tour of tornado devastation near Lawrence, Eudora and Linwood

photo by: Associated Press

A house is surrounded by wind-damaged trees on Thursday, May 30, 2019, after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kan., Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday took an aerial tour of the destruction left by an EF-4 tornado that ripped across parts of Douglas and Leavenworth counties Tuesday evening.

The Associated Press accompanied the governor on the flight and took photos of the tornado’s path, which stretched nearly 32 miles from southwest Douglas County to the northeast and into Leavenworth County. Dozens of homes and other buildings were heavily damaged in areas near Lone Star Lake, rural Douglas County south and east of Lawrence, and Linwood.

(Photos by Charlie Riedel/Associated Press)


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photo by: Associated Press

A horse stands in a pasture outside a destroyed barn Thursday, May 30, 2019 after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Lawrence, Kan. Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

A destroyed house rests about 50 feet from its foundation Thursday, May 30, 2019 after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kan. Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

A debris path crosses between damaged homes Thursday, May 30, 2019 after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kan. Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

A destroyed commercial greenhouse is seen during an aerial tour by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly Thursday, May 30, 2019 after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kan. Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

A debris path crosses between damaged homes Thursday, May 30, 2019, after a tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kan., Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

A destroyed commercial greenhouse is seen during an aerial tour by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly Thursday, May 30, 2019, after a tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kan., Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

Cleanup continues at a destroyed home Thursday, May 30, 2019, after a tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kan., Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

Cleanup continues at a destroyed home Thursday, May 30, 2019 after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Lawrence, Kan. Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

Workers repair a high-voltage transmission line Thursday, May 30, 2019 after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Lawrence, Kan. Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

Cleanup continues at a destroyed home Thursday, May 30, 2019 after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Eudora, Kan. Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

Cleanup continues at a destroyed home Thursday, May 30, 2019 after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Eudora, Kan. Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

Flattened trees litter a field Thursday, May 30, 2019 after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kan. Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

A debris path crosses between damaged homes Thursday, May 30, 2019 after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kan. Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

Flattened trees litter a field Thursday, May 30, 2019 after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kan. Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

Cleanup continues at a destroyed home Thursday, May 30, 2019 after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kan. Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

Cleanup continues at a destroyed home Thursday, May 30, 2019 after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kan. Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

Flattened trees litter a field Thursday, May 30, 2019 after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kan. Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

A destroyed communications tower is seen during an aerial tour by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly Thursday, May 30, 2019 after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kan. Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

A destroyed garage is seen during an aerial tour by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly Thursday, May 30, 2019 after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kan. Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

photo by: Associated Press

A destroyed commercial greenhouse is seen during an aerial tour by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly Thursday, May 30, 2019 after an EF-4 tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kan. Tuesday, May 28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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