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(DODGE CITY, Kan.) — A “large and destructive” tornado hit Kansas four miles southwest of Dodge City, Kansas Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed.

The tornado struck at 6:40 p.m., moving at 20 mph. The NWS called the weather event potentially “deadly” and cautioned residents to “take cover,” adding that mobile homes could be destroyed and homes, businesses and vehicles could sustain considerable damage.

It is unclear how much damage the tornado caused.

A Tornado Warning was issued for Northwestern Ford County until 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. “Catastrophic” hail was also forecast as a possibility.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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