Severe weather moves across Kansas

Lightning (KSN File Photo)
Lightning (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – Storms swept through parts of Kansas downed power poles and caused mostly minor damage. No serious injuries were reported.

The National Weather Service says Sunday’s storm included possible tornadoes touching down briefly one mile west of Courtland in Republic County, downing several tree limbs. Other tornadoes touched down near Ottawa, also downing trees and power lines.

A Comanche County official said at least 24 power poles were blown down east of Coldwater along U.S. 160.

Minor damage from wind and hail was reported in Stanton and Ford counties, as well as Hays and Dodge City.

Some minor flooding was reported on streets in Wichita.

The storms developed Sunday afternoon in western and northwest Kansas and moved east through the evening.

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