Governor Sebelius has declared a state of emergency for six Kansas counties, following yesterday's spring storms.
Woodson County is included in that disaster declaration. A tornado ripped through the county just north of Yates Center. The tornado cut a 24 mile path across the county, between a half and three-quarters of a mile wide.
Kevin and Carol Karmann came home to find their house gone.
Carol says, "My kids know no other house than this one this is where they were born and raised we have three children that have nothing now."
Nothing, except for what they can find scattered across the fields.
The tornado was captured on tape by the Woodson County Sheriff as it swept across the county. The tornado damaged 30 homes and destroyed eight others.
As family and friends join the Karmanns to pick up the pieces of their lives, the thought of what could have happened is overwhelming. They're just glad they weren't home at the time.
The Karmanns say even without all their belongings, this is still their home. Despite all the damage the Karmanns say they are going to rebuild here. They say they simply can't imagine being anywhere else.
Three people in Woodson County were injured. There were no deaths.