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Damage Reported From Kansas Storms

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UPDATE: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Stafford County Emergency Management says they have a 30-to-35-mile stretch of damage running straight through the county from the southwest corner to the northeast corner.

Reports range from minor damage to structures completely destroyed. There have been no reports of injuries.

Search and rescue is complete. Clean up will start Sunday at sun up.

UPDATE: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Officials say an area of Oaklawn has been heavily damaged. Most of the damage in a square bound by 39th Street to the north, 63rd Street to the south, Hydraulic to the west and K-15 to the East. All of those roads are passable but officials are asking drivers to stay away from the area.

Sumner Co. Emergency Management says two houses between Argonia and Conway Springs have been destroyed. A farm just west of Conway Springs was damaged. No reports of injuries.

UPDATE: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Storm spotters report hangar damage to the west side of McConnell Air Force Base and partial building collapse at Spirit AeroSystems.

UPDATE: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sumner County Emergency Management says unconfirmed report of home destroyed in the 1300 block of West 40th Avenue North, southeast of Conway Springs.

UPDATE: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Initial damage reports are beginning to come in from Kansas counties affected by the storm system moving across the state. However, there are no reports of injuries at this time.

Preliminary damage reports to the Kansas Division of Emergency Management are as follows:

Three farmsteads in Rush County sustained damage or destruction of outbuildings. One home was reported damaged near Loretta and a farmstead damaged in the Bison-Timkin area.
K-18 was temporarily closed in Russell County due to power lines on the road, but has since been opened. Power outages were reported in Lucas and Luray and to isolated rural customers. Other damage reports include trees down and debris from wind in addition to minor flooding in low lying areas.

Hail knocked out windows in Kingsdown in Ford County.

Edwards County officials report some signs down and debris blown around, some minor flooding and some irrigation equipment flipped over.

One home was destroyed near Langley in Ellsworth County. A home on Avenue W was destroyed near Marquette in McPherson County.

Rice County is reporting power lines down, damage to two to three homes and a tank battery damaged at 24th Road and Avenue C.

In Saline County, one farmhouse was damaged near Smolen and damage to a home and major damage to outbuildings was reported on Niles Road.

In Ottawa County, K-18 at 290th Road is closed in both directions due to a natural gas transfer station being struck by tornado.

In Harvey County, several outbuildings were destroyed four to five miles west of Hesston. One residence has some windows blown out. Some power poles are down.

In Dickinson County, K-18 is closed due to downed power poles and power lines blocking the roadway.

Power outage reports list approximately 300 customers affected in Dickinson County, 114 in Sedgwick County, 48 in Saline County, 27 in McPherson and other isolated outages.

Initial hail size reported: Barber County (1.75 inches), Barton (1.25 to 1.75 inches) and Rice (one inch).

Other damage reports may come as the storm system continues to move through the state.

UPDATE: Saturday, April 14, 2012

A storm spotter in Sumner County reports a tornado touchdown in Argonia has damaged to a house and destroyed barn.

UPDATE: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Storm spotters in Harper County report power lines down along Highway 179 one mile north of the Kansas-Oklahoma state line.

UPDATE: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Witnesses say a tornado that touched down in McPherson County has destroyed a barn and an outbuilding. The farm is four miles north of Hesston. No injuries are reported.

Harvey County Emergency Management confirms outbuildings have been damaged about five miles west of Hesston.

UPDATE: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spotters in Saline County are reporting storm damage at Interstate 70 and Niles Road. Traffic signs are folded over, some blown 100 yards, and multiple trees are down.

In Rice County, officials say they've confirmed reports of significant damage from a tornado touchdown northeast of Lyons. Farmhouses in the area were damaged while trees and power lines were knocked down. The damage is all in the rural part of the county. No injuries have been reported.

UPDATE: Saturday, April 14, 2012

A farmhouse northeast of Smolan at Halstead Road and Farrelly Road in Saline has sustained minor damage. Spotters report roof damage and broken windows. No injuries have been reported.

UPDATE: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hodgeman County Sheriff Ronald Ridley says a tornado touched down at approximately 2:46 p.m. in the area south of K-156 and SW 232 near the community of Gray.

The tornado caused minor to moderate damage to farmsteads and rural areas. There are reports of trees and power poles down, moderate damage to roofs, outbuildings destroyed and recreational vehicles being overturned.

No injuries have been reported.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Damage reports are starting to come in from Saturday's severe weather in Kansas.

In Russell County, winds brought power lines and power poles down. Road signs were destroyed along I-70. Highway 18 between Lucas and Luray was closed because of power lines down across the road. About 500 residents in the area are without power. Minor flooding has been reported in low-lying areas.

In Rush County, storm spotters reported damage to home in the Rush Center area. In Loretta, there are reports of minor damage to homes and out buildings.


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