Damage left by the tornado between Abilene and Chapman, May 25, 2016

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The home of Tom and Janet Whitehair, north of Abilene, was completely destroyed Wednesday night. Family and friends helped salvage what they could from the basement of the house.

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Janet Whitehair and her husband Tom rode out the tornado in this small space under the stairway to their basement. The rest of the house, north of Abilene, was completely destroyed.

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The home of Tom and Janet Whitehair, north of Abilene, was completely destroyed. Family and friends helped salvage what they could from the basement of the house.

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Tom Whitehair, who lives in a home north of Abilene, talks on the phone Thursday morning as neighbors and friends came to help salvage what they could.

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The home of Virgil Toombs, 2621 Jeep Rd. was damaged by Wednesday night tornado. His barn was destroyed.

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Part of the roof of Virgil Toombs home, 2621 Jeep Rd., east and north of Abilene, was on the ground and his barn was destroyed in Wednesday nights tornado.

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Westar crews lined up on Indy road near Abilene early Thursday morning before fanning out to fix downed power lines and restore power to the areas hit by Wednesday nights tornado

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Virgil Toombs 2621 Jeep Rd. looks over his bedroom after Wednesday night's tornado ripped part of the roof off.

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A truck slowly drives over downed power lines on a road west of Chapman Wendesday night.

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A building sits partially on the road and over a ditch after a tornado passed through the area Wednesday night close to Chapman.

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Piles of building material are left strewn about a yard Wednesday night after a tornado passed through the area.

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A tornado west of Chapman left behind trees missing limbs and bark Wednesday night.

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A flashlight flashes against a cloudy sky lit up by lightning as people inspect damage to their homes near Chapman Wednesay night.

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Downed trees block the road over a bridge west of Chapman Wednesday night.

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A spotlight shines on a power pole as energy companies inspect a repair lines after a tornado passed through Wednesday night. Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman Ben Gardner said about 135 were without power as of early Thursday morning.

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Debris was left strewn in the bushes along a road near Chapman after a tornado passed nearby Wednesday night.

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People gather near where trees were down along a road that runs near Chapman.

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Crews prepare to clear a road of tree limbs after a tornado passed nearby Wednesday night.

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A power line pole brought down by a tornado Wednesay night left a mark in a road west of Chapman.

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Trees in the distance were limbless in an area near where a tornado passed close to Chapman Wednesday night.

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Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman Ben Gardner holds a map that shows the possible path of the tornado that passed close to Chapman.

Description

A tornado damaged about 20 homes Wednesday night, May 25, 2016, between Chapman and Abilene. 

Photos by Emily DeShazer and Thad Allton, Capital-Journal photographers.

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