Kansas tornado's reach was farther than thought; more than 1,000 buildings affected
On Saturday, April 30, 2022, firefighters from Wichita, Kansas, search what’ s left of John’ s Animal World after a tornado hit it the building a day earlier, just north of the Andover YMCA. - Jaime Green/The Wichita Eagle/TNS

ANDOVER, Kansas — More than 1,000 buildings were affected when a strong tornado swept through Andover on Friday evening. Search and rescue operations were continuing Saturday, officials said in a noon briefing. As the sun rose over the ravaged community, local emergency officials found a more widespread path of destruction than was estimated earlier. “We now know that our damage path extended approximately 3 1/2 to four miles to the north of where we believed it to have ended last night,” Andover Deputy Fire Chief Mike Roosevelt said. By noon. the tally had reached more than 200 emergency resp...