Properties ‘Fully Blown Away’ By Suspected Twister In Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A suspected twister that barreled by means of elements of Kansas broken a number of buildings, injured a number of individuals and left greater than 6,500 individuals with out energy, officers mentioned Saturday.

Officers mentioned the suspected tornado moved although elements of southeast Wichita and Andover on Friday night. Andover Hearth Chief Chad Russell mentioned throughout a information convention early Saturday morning that 50 to 100 buildings have been broken in Sedgwick County, although it was not instantly recognized what number of buildings have been broken in Andover.

Russell mentioned in some neighborhoods properties “have been utterly blown away.”

Officers mentioned just a few accidents had been reported. In Sedgwick County, three individuals have been injured, together with one lady who suffered severe accidents. Russell mentioned no accidents had been reported in Butler County, however a secondary evaluation could be carried out Saturday morning.

Russell mentioned that whereas it was not instantly recognized what number of buildings had been broken, greater than 900 constructions have been within the suspected twister’s path.

He mentioned some neighborhoods have been “broken sufficient that homes have been utterly blown down” and cited areas that suffered “very dangerous injury.”

Metropolis Corridor additionally sustained injury, which hampered “a few of our efforts,” Russell mentioned. Different buildings reportedly broken included the Dr. Jim Farha Andover YMCA and Prairie Creek Elementary College.

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