UPDATE: Storms Bring Strong Winds, More Rain To South-Central Kansas

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Winds ranging from 70 up to 110 mph passed through parts of Kansas last night, leaving behind damage and power outages.

Extensive damage is reported to Shady Creek marina at El Dorado Lake. One manager tells KAKE news the marina may have $500,000 in damage, including a walkway with boards missing and a building with fuel pumps turned around by the wind.

There were fears for a time the marina would sink, because a boat connected to it became filled with water during the storm. People worked throughout the night to remove the water.

At 9:00 a.m. Westar Energy reported 951 customers in Butler County without power. There were nearly 400 without power in Harvey County and 523 in Greenwood County.

Some areas already dealing with flooding reported torrential rain.

Tri-County Emergency Management tells KAKE News that Cunningham is just one community without power in Pratt County. Portions of the city of Pratt are also without power.

Three buildings at Pratt Airport had walls blown over by the wind, including which exposes a plane inside a hangar. Trees were knocked down throughout the county as well.

In Newton, more than three inches of rain fell in less than an hour Monday night. City crews spent the overnight hours barricading flooded streets and removing downed tree limbs.

Maintenance crews were also out most of the night dealing with water that was pouring into the Newton city hall building, from flooded streets and high winds that forced rain through the windows. Other damage was reported at the Newton City-County airport.

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