Since 1950, Ellis County has had 53 tornadoes. No fatalities, but 6 injuries have been reported to the National Weather Service.
As we move into the volatile spring weather, the city of Hays, including the fire department, is prepared for a tornado disaster, says Captain Chris Stegman.
“National Weather Service scientists tell us to expect an ‘active season’,” he says.
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Last year, there was one tornado in Ellis County; Rush County had 12, the most in the entire state.