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[VIDEO] Kansas anchors evacuate live broadcast as tornadoes hit Witchita

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   May 20, 2013 at 4:18 PM   |   Comments

May 20 (UPI) -- Television anchors were forced to flee for safety in the middle of a live broadcast Sunday as a huge tornado tore through downtown Wichita.

The staff of the NBC affiliate KSN spent two hours covering the storm before they were forced to flee at 4:15 p.m.

“It appears that it is time for all of us to get to shelter,” a man says, from off camera. “Get to shelter right now! Everybody ... let’s go!”

The studio narrowly escaped the storm's wrath, as it lifted just as it neared KSN's doors.

Sunday's tornadoes killed two people and injured 21 in Oklahoma, but no one was killed in Kansas as the worst of the storm missed the most populated parts of the city.

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