By Shawn Linenberger
09:41 a.m., May 29, 2019 Updated 05:03 p.m.
- Tornadoes did massive damage Tuesday, drawing national attention locally with the destruction in Linwood, as well as damage in Lawrence and Eudora.
Free State Growers, the greenhouse on the north side of Kansas Highway 32 in Linwood, suffered massive damage, as did other structures in Linwood and homes near K-32.
The tornado was determined to be an EF-4 tornado with estimated peak winds up to 170 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The tornado made its way through parts of Douglas and Leavenworth counties and stayed on the ground for 31.82 miles, with peak winds of 170 mph and a maximum width of 1 mile. There were 18 injuries reported, but no fatalities.