(MANHATTAN, Kan.) — A tornado left a path of destruction through Riley County Wednesday night. The storm hit several areas including the city of Manhattan and the campus of Kansas State University.
The school says Weber Hall sustained major damage. There's also damage to Waters, Call, Cardwell and Ward Halls. The Engineering Complex was also damaged as was the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house. No injuries are reported on campus.
The Wind Erosion Laboratory was destroyed. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent an inspector to look at the reactor in Ward Hall. The NRC says the research reactor was not operating at the time, and initial surveys show no radiation leak and no damage to the reactor.
The NRC says the twister hit campus shortly after eleven o'clock. The storm damaged the siding and roof of the reactor building and cut power to the building and its security systems. The university posted security guards at the building until power was restored to the security system around five o'clock Thursday morning.