Tornado sirens were a common sound Sunday night for many people in Olathe as a funnel cloud was spotted.
Residents in those neighborhoods who spotted the funnel cloud say they made sure their family and friends were safe first and then went back outside to watch the action.
"It came down, you could see it through the trees ... then it dissipated," Olathe resident Scott Price said.
Others say they were worried for a few minutes because the storm got so intense. Several dozen people even had to take shelter during the storm at a Walmart in Olathe.
According to one customer, she huddled in a back room with a crowd of others.
Patricia Hart said she was barricaded in with a couple hundred anxious people while the storm passed by. She described being packed in like sardines, to the point where she says it was almost difficult to breathe.
And she suddenly started thinking of Joplin and images of the roof peeling off the Walmart there, exposing people trapped inside.
Hart got the feeling she was in the wrong place, so she actually left, against the store's advice and managed to make it home safely.
Hart also survived the devastating Ruskin tornado from the late 1950s, when she was a little girl. So she had a lot of scary memories come back Sunday, and a lot of reasons to be thankful she made it out of here safely.
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