Strong Wind Causes Damage in Southwest Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Many people in southwest Kansas woke to storm damage and power outages Monday morning. A storm in the early hours brought winds up to 74 mph.

The National Weather Service in Dodge City posted a map showing the area that got the damaging winds and hail. The map reveals Ulysses experienced winds as high as 55 mph at 2:35 a.m. Pierceville followed with 74 mph winds at 3:05 a.m. Sublette faced winds at 62 mph at 3:35 a.m., causing damage southeast of Ingalls at the same time. Dodge City experienced the storm around 4:23 a.m. with winds reaching 67 mph.

The storm resulted in power outages in various areas. Victory Electric Cooperative reported broken poles, trees in lines, downed wires, and other damages, with outages spreading from Highway 83 in Finney County east to Mullinville. By 2 p.m., most power had been restored, leaving about 45 outages remaining. For Victory Electric customers experiencing outages or spotting downed power lines, contact the office at 620-227-2139.

In Garden City, the city’s street department crews will collect broken tree limbs. Residents in damaged areas are urged to contact the street department at 620-276-1270 with their address and place the tree limbs at the curb for easy access by city crews. Valley View Cemetery will be closed for storm cleanup until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4.

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