Hail, Strongs Winds Cause Extensive Damage In Reno County

By: KAKE News Email
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Officials in Reno County received multiple reports of damage caused by last night's severe weather.

Hutchinson Police say they recorded softball-size hail in the area of Kansas Highway 61 and East 43rd Avenue. Trees and power lines were blocking the road in the 3400 block of North Plum. Power lines were also reported down at 17th and Lorraine.

Reports of damage to buildings have been reported across the area. The National Weather Service reports the Conklin Cars dealership on K-61 and 11th Avenue sustained damage to a large section of its roof. They say large hail has knocked out windows at the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. A large flag pole fell onto vehicles at Midway Motors in the 2100 block of East 30th Avenue.

Emergency management officials say the skylights at the Walmart in the 1900 East 17th Avenue in Hutchinson were knocked out by the wind and hail. In Pretty Prairie, emergency management officials say trees have blown down onto homes and garages.

No injuries have been reported.

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