Northeast Wichita residents clean up severe storm damages

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WICHITA, Kansas — A much different story than what is unfolding in Oklahoma.

The Wichita area dodged a big bullet Sunday as that severe weather bore down on the city.

A lot of homes, buildings, and cars were hammered by the high wind and large hail.

One such area is around 32nd and Oliver in North Wichita.

“We knew the weather was bad and we got back around 9 o’clock and it was not good,” said Ivan Cornel Teal, Resident.

Resident Ivan Cornel Teal was out of town for a graduation over the weekend and when he returned home Sunday evening he couldn’t believe his eyes.

“A lot of water flooded. A lot of trees and debris on the road,” said Cornel Teal. “It was pretty impressive to see this much stuff scattered everywhere.”

Teal said, he hasn’t seen scattered damages like this in quite sometime.

“We got trees tore up the backyard,” said Cornel Teal. “We got a lot of damages on the sidings of the house broken windows hail damage on the vehicle. We got a few things we need to fix.”

Severe storms produced an EF1 tornado in Southwestern Wichita damaging several homes there.

But in other parts of the city, hail and high winds caused damage including $100,000 worth of damages at the Catholic Care Center.

“Really since that ice storms of many years ago this has been the most significant damaged to our campus in at least the last decade or more.”

Workers were cleaning up the glass damaged after the hail shattered 100 windows on campus, including the building’s roof structure.

“We’re developing our list and sizing all the windows that were broken and then we’ll be reviewing the repair work,” said Cornel Teal.

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