Powerful tornados moved across north-central Kansas Wednesday evening, leaving a trail of damage in its wake.
The tornado tracked near the towns of Solomon, Abilene and Chapman. A damage survey from the National Weather Service in Topeka, Kansas, rated the tornado as an EF4 with estimated peak winds of 180 mph.
The tornado damaged numerous buildings along its path and also overturned cars. A press release from the Kansas Highway Patrol estimated between 15 and 25 homes were either substantially damaged or destroyed.
KWCH Reporter Jade DeGood was out covering the storm for her station. She posted a number of pictures on social media.
Posting photos of storm damage is good, it helps tell the story:
Posting smiling selfies after people are trying to deal with the devastation. Not so good.
Don't ruin good reporting just to feed your ego on social media. And really, if you have to, one picture is more than enough.