Damage Reported In Multiple Counties Following Saturday Storms

By: Josh Mabry/Chelsey Moran
By: Josh Mabry/Chelsey Moran

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(WIBW)-- Multiple counties reported damage to buildings, power lines and trees after severe spring storms moved through Northeast Kansas Saturday.

Early reports Saturday indicated that a small tornado may have touched down in the Northeast portion of Clay County, moving into the Southwest corner of Washington County during the 10 p.m. hour. It was unclear Saturday if damage was caused by a tornado or strong straight line winds.

Initial reports to officials in Clay County said that a home along the Clay County and Washington County line was destroyed. Clay County later said that, thankfully, early reports were wrong and the damage was not as severe.

Clay County officials told 13 News that power lines and tree limbs were downed across Washington and Clay counties.

Another report from Clay County said irrigation equipment was blown across a roadway.

In Geary County at Milford State Park, an elderly couple was rescued from their overturned camper by Junction City and Geary County firefighters. They were transported to Geary Community Hospital in Junction City with minor injuries. Several other campers at the state park also sustained damage during the storm.

Lots of trees were downed, blocking streets through West 11th in Junction City, according to the same report.

13 News Manhattan and Junction City Bureau reporter Lindsey Rogers posted updates via Twitter during the storm.

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Video submitted by Shelby Lynn Nightingale in Junction City

In Marshall County officials reported damaged homes, barns, trailers, trees and power lines.

Pottawatomie County reported downed tree limbs Saturday night.

Washington County reported structure damage to several roofs. They also reported a tree through a storage building, window and door at the co-op. They also had several limbs and power lines down.

They also received a report from Union Pacific of a train derailment at Spence and Wagon Train Roads in Northeast Washington County. No injuries were reported. No hazardous materials were in the cars. They are unsure if it was caused by storm damage.

More storms are expected Sunday. Stay with WIBW-TV and wibw.com for the latest weather information.


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