The Latest on severe weather in the Midwest (all times local):

9:30 a.m.

Officials say three people in Douglas County, west of Kansas City, Kansas, were seriously injured by a strong tornado that struck near the college town of Lawrence.

The tornado touched down Tuesday night in a neighborhood south of Lawrence, which is home to the University of Kansas. More than a dozen homes were severely damaged, but no one was killed.

The Douglas County Emergency Management agency said Wednesday on Facebook that 15 people were injured by the storm, including the three with serious injuries. It warned people to stay away from storm-damaged areas.

The tornado was part of another strong round of severe and damaging storms that have battered the central U.S. Several twisters were reported in Iowa and Missouri, which also got heavy rain that caused flash flooding and led to water rescues.

A man and woman inspect the damage to their home and classic cars after being hit by a tornado on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in a neighborhood south of Lawrence, Kan., near US-59 highway and N. 1000 Road. The past couple of weeks have seen unusually high tornado activity in the U.S., with no immediate end to the pattern in sight. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
A man and woman inspect the damage to their home and classic cars after being hit by a tornado on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in a neighborhood south of Lawrence, Kan., near US-59 highway and N. 1000 Road. The past couple of weeks have seen unusually high tornado activity in the U.S., with no immediate end to the pattern in sight. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
A family ducks under power lines as they make their way out of a tornado damaged neighborhood after being hit on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, south of Lawrence, Kan., near US-59 highway and N. 1000 Road. The past couple of weeks have seen unusually high tornado activity in the U.S., with no immediate end to the pattern in sight.(Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
A family ducks under power lines as they make their way out of a tornado damaged neighborhood after being hit on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, south of Lawrence, Kan., near US-59 highway and N. 1000 Road. The past couple of weeks have seen unusually high tornado activity in the U.S., with no immediate end to the pattern in sight.(Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

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8:50 a.m.

Kansas City International Airport is open again after a harrowing night of storms that left debris over the runway, including debris apparently from a tornado-ravaged town nearly 50 miles away.

A tornado warning Tuesday night forced officials to move people from the terminal to a tunnel leading to the parking garage, where they stayed for about an hour.

But flights were delayed for several hours because of debris strewn about the airfield. Airport spokesman Joe McBride says debris that included pots, plants and wall panels was apparently blown to Kansas City from a tornado that struck Linwood, Kansas, 47 miles to the southwest.

The airport’s Twitter account described it as “Thousands of pieces over millions of square feet.”

The airport reopened around 12:15 a.m.

People watch from the Liberty Memorial as a severe storm that dropped several tornados earlier approaches downtown Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
People watch from the Liberty Memorial as a severe storm that dropped several tornados earlier approaches downtown Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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8:30 a.m.

Another round of severe storms is causing more flood problems in the central U.S.

A round of storms Tuesday night and Wednesday morning resulted in several damaging tornadoes in Kansas. The storm moved into Missouri and dumped massive amounts of rain in the northern part of the state.

Several water rescues were reported in northern Missouri. In sparsely populated Putnam County, officials urged everyone to stay off roads because flooding was rampant after the county got 2 inches of rain in 20 minutes Tuesday night.

A family tries to gather their belongings after a tornado destroyed their home on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in a neighborhood south of Lawrence, Kan., near US-59 highway and N. 1000 Road. The past couple of weeks have seen unusually high tornado activity in the U.S., with no immediate end to the pattern in sight. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
A family tries to gather their belongings after a tornado destroyed their home on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in a neighborhood south of Lawrence, Kan., near US-59 highway and N. 1000 Road. The past couple of weeks have seen unusually high tornado activity in the U.S., with no immediate end to the pattern in sight. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

Hannibal, Missouri, officials were just beginning to assess damage Wednesday, hours after torrential rain proved too much for the storm sewers, causing a break that resulted in water damage to buildings in the historic downtown area.

The rain is expected to cause yet another spike in river levels. The Mississippi River already is approaching all-time records at several Missouri and Illinois communities.

A man passes off a bundle of blue jeans as he tries to collect clothing for his family after being hit by a tornado on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in a neighborhood south of Lawrence, Kan., near US-59 highway and N. 1000 Road. The past couple of weeks have seen unusually high tornado activity in the U.S., with no immediate end to the pattern in sight. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
A man passes off a bundle of blue jeans as he tries to collect clothing for his family after being hit by a tornado on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in a neighborhood south of Lawrence, Kan., near US-59 highway and N. 1000 Road. The past couple of weeks have seen unusually high tornado activity in the U.S., with no immediate end to the pattern in sight. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
A family ducks under power lines as they make their way out of a tornado damaged neighborhood after being hit on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, south of Lawrence, Kan., near US-59 highway and N. 1000 Road. The past couple of weeks have seen unusually high tornado activity in the U.S., with no immediate end to the pattern in sight.(Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
A family ducks under power lines as they make their way out of a tornado damaged neighborhood after being hit on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, south of Lawrence, Kan., near US-59 highway and N. 1000 Road. The past couple of weeks have seen unusually high tornado activity in the U.S., with no immediate end to the pattern in sight.(Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
The sky begins to clear over a destroyed home after a tornado touched down in a neighborhood south of Lawrence, Kan., near US-59 highway and N. 1000 Road on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The past couple of weeks have seen unusually high tornado activity in the U.S., with no immediate end to the pattern in sight. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
The sky begins to clear over a destroyed home after a tornado touched down in a neighborhood south of Lawrence, Kan., near US-59 highway and N. 1000 Road on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The past couple of weeks have seen unusually high tornado activity in the U.S., with no immediate end to the pattern in sight. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
A severe storm that dropped several tornados earlier passes behind downtown Kansas City, Mo. Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A severe storm that dropped several tornados earlier passes behind downtown Kansas City, Mo. Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A new study finds that tornado activity is generally shifting eastward.;
A new study finds that tornado activity is generally shifting eastward.;
Damage is widespread in areas of Kansas near Kansas City, after multiple tornadoes tore through on Tuesday. Towns dealing with damage include Linwood, Bonner Springs and Pleasant Grove. (May 29)
The National Weather Service says a tornado has been confirmed in eastern Pennsylvania. Damaged homes are reported in Berks and Chester counties but there were no immediate reports of injuries. (May 29)
The National Weather Service says a tornado has been confirmed in eastern Pennsylvania. Damaged homes are reported in Berks and Chester counties but there were no immediate reports of injuries. (May 29)
The National Weather Service office in Kansas City says a large and dangerous tornado is on the ground on the western edge of Kansas City, Kansas, and the NWS is telling residents to take shelter now. (May 28)
The National Weather Service office in Kansas City says a large and dangerous tornado is on the ground on the western edge of Kansas City, Kansas, and the NWS is telling residents to take shelter now. (May 28)
A series of apparent tornadoes hit Dayton, Ohio and its surrounding communities Monday, leaving a trail of destruction but no reported deaths or serious injuries thus far. Francis Dutmers of Vandalia, Ohio says he and his wife 'were lucky'. (May 28)
A series of apparent tornadoes hit Dayton, Ohio and its surrounding communities Monday, leaving a trail of destruction but no reported deaths or serious injuries thus far. Francis Dutmers of Vandalia, Ohio says he and his wife ‘were lucky’. (May 28)
First responders are relieved at the apparent zero fatalities and minor injuries after a series of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight. Harrison Township Fire Chief Mark Lynch says much of the work is still ahead of them. (May 28)
First responders are relieved at the apparent zero fatalities and minor injuries after a series of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight. Harrison Township Fire Chief Mark Lynch says much of the work is still ahead of them. (May 28)

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