Sun, 27 May 2012 15:33 CDT
© Tom Dorsey / Salina Journal
Kelly Escue, of Wichita, carries items salvaged Saturday afternoo from the rubble that was the home of her grandmother, Pat Strecker. Strecker's home half a mile south of Russell was destroyed Friday night by a tornado.
Tornadoes raked Kansas overnight, injuring one person and damaging some homes and businesses.
The Kansas Department of Emergency Management said one person was injured in Russell when a modular home was destroyed. That person was taken to Russell Hospital. Several other homes in the area were also damaged.
CBS Affiliate KWCH reports five tornadoes touched down in Rush County. The most significant damage happened in La Crosse, a town of about 1,400, where a tornado struck a four-block area. No injuries were reported.
The Kansas Department of Emergency Management says one building, a car wash, a farm shed and three camping trailers were destroyed.
Authorities closed U.S. 183 north of the town and Kansas 4 west of the town because of downed power lines.
Tree limbs, power lines and poles are also down as a result of the storm. Downed power lines forced the closure of U.S. 183 north of town and K-4 west of town.