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Tornado hits small Kansas town.

At least eight people are dead after a tornado hit Greensburg, KS on Friday, reports The Washington Post.

The tornado, which was 1.7 miles wide and was on the ground for 22 miles, had wind speeds that were estimated at over 205 miles per hour, reported USA Today.

Greensburd, a farming town of about 1,800, lost over 90 percent of its buildings, Reuters said.

Survivors said that the sirens sounded for 20 minutes, giving them plenty of warning, The New York Times said.