Storms cause heavy damage in Pratt

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PRATT, Kansas – City officials in Pratt are thankful that the 100 mph wind that hit the city last night didn’t do more damage.

There was no damage to homes in the area, so officials concentrated on cleaning up tree limbs

“Broken branches and limbs were a big problem out in the streets, but we had crews that worked until three o’clock in the morning at least getting that off the road, and they’re working on that as we speak,” said David Howard, Pratt City Manager.

Most of the damage that was caused by the wind that hit power lines out in the county, leaving the city to clean up branches and the electrical company to fix the power poles and lines outside of city limits.

“Clean up, right now, is pretty good. Like, I said before, I think the majority of it is gonna be the electrical company getting the power lines and poles back up,” said Tim Brarscom, Pratt County Emergency Manager.

Wheatland Electric is at work fixing the power lines and hopes to have all of them up and running soon.

“In this stretch here, scattered throughout the system from what I’ve been told approximately around 50 or so,” said Andy Pivonka, Wheatland Electric.


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