Officials say the southeastern Kansas town of Eureka has been hit by a tornado that has caused significant widespread damage.

Greenwood County Emergency Management Director Levi Vinson tells The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/29muogL ) there were no immediate reports of injuries but there is a lot of structural damage, including to a local nursing home.

Vinson says people have been displaced from their homes and have been asked to take shelter at the Eureka United Methodist Church. He said the American Red Cross was on its way to the scene.

Firefighters were going home to home to check on residents.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com