Storms cause major damage in Greenwood County

(Photo courtesy Greenwood County Emergency Management)
(Photo Courtesy: Greenwood County Emergency Management)

GREENWOOD COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – Storms caused major damage in Greenwood County Wednesday.

According to Levi Vinson with Greenwood County Emergency Management, straight-line winds caused windows and doors to be blown out at Eureka High School.

Trees have been reported down on unoccupied cars. Multiple outbuildings and metal buildings have also been destroyed.

Lots of limbs and trees are down around the town of Eureka and cleanup efforts are underway. Main Street saw a lot of damage as well including a downed awning to a furniture store.

The sheriff said Westar is actively working to restore power to the county.

“We have approximately 3,300 customers without power in Greenwood County, so the whole south end of the county along with Eureka doesn’t have power,” said Greenwood County Sheriff Heath Samuels.

School was cancelled for Eureka USD 389 due to the weather damage and power issues.

No injuries have been reported.

 


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