UPDATE: Storms Bring Power Outages in Central Kansas

By: KAKE First Alert Forecast Center Email
By: KAKE First Alert Forecast Center Email

 

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Monday, June 17, 2013

A storm line moved across central Kansas early Monday, leaving areas of flooding hundreds of people without electricity.

A caller to KAKE News reported heavy rain flooded streets on the north side of Lindsborg - and the flooding even stymied police cars. The McPherson County Sheriff's Office confirmed water was two feet high at some intersections. She could not confirm the report of damage to patrol cars.

As of 1:50 a.m., Westar Energy reported almost 770 customers in Reno County were without power. That number was down to 113 as of 3:40 a.m.

A KAKE Storm Tracker measured winds as high as 66 miles per hour near Kellogg and Zelta in Wichita. A gust of 70 miles per hour was reported in Clearwater.

At least two inches of rain was reported in Ellsworth, prompting flash flood warnings in that area.

Earlier in the evening, high winds reportedly blew pieces off a gazebo north of Goodland. The Emergency Management office in Russell reported one-inch-size hail. Numerous tree limbs were reported down in Osborne. A large tree was reported down in Cawker City as well.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Severe Storms continue to make their way across much of KAKELand.

Overnight, storms could produce damaging wind gusts and locally heavy rainfall.

Stay with the KAKE First Alert Forecast Center for the latest on the evolving weather situation.

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