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Friday, July 16, 2010

Severe Storms Cause Damage on Both Sides of the State Line


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hunderstorms developed in the St. Joseph-Atchison KS areas around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon and became severe and they moved/developed south-southwest- then south to southeast through Metro Kansas City.


There are about a thousand people without power- mostly in a north-south swath from Leavenworth- western Wyandotte into Johnson counties- especially Shawnee- Lenexa and Olathe.



Numerous reports of wind gusts of 60 to 70 miles per hour (mph) were reported on the Kansas side- with a few reports of hail as large as 1-3/4-inches in diameter.




Trees- tree limbs and power-line-down reports are numerous from those areas- as well as street blockages as a result of the storm damage.


Rainfalls of one to two inches were common in areas that received the core of the thunderstorm as it moved slowly into Johnson county KS around 5:30 p.m..


There have been no reports of injuries as a direct result of the storm.


Meanwhile- Central Jackson County Fire Protection District (CJCFD)  units are battling a house fire that resulted after a reported lightning strike in northeastern Blue Springs MO..

The working fire was reported just after 7 p.m. in the 2500 block of Northeast Prairie Falcon Drive.

There have been no reports of injuries in the fire that has not yet been declared under control.
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