Homes ‘Completely Blown Away’ By Suspected Tornado In Kansas



WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A suspected twister that barreled via components 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.

Officials mentioned the suspected tornado moved although components of southeast Wichita and Andover on Friday night. Andover Fire Chief Chad Russell mentioned throughout a information convention early Saturday morning that fifty to 100 buildings had been broken in Sedgwick County, although it was not instantly identified what number of buildings had been broken in Andover.

Russell mentioned in some neighborhoods houses “were completely blown away.”

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

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

He mentioned some neighborhoods had been “damaged enough that houses were completely blown down” and cited areas that suffered “very bad damage.”

City Hall additionally sustained harm, which hampered “some of our efforts,” Russell mentioned. Other buildings reportedly broken included the Dr. Jim Farha Andover YMCA and Prairie Creek Elementary School.

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