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Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Evening's Weather and News- Includes the Latest KC-MO Homicide(s?)

I'm supposed to take a nap before the overnight shift starting at midnight- but the evening's thunderstorms have made that impossible so far...

First off- the BREAKING NEWS of one- and a possible 2nd killing on Kansas City's East Side.

It was reported at 8:32 p.m. in the 2700 block of Cypress- and 2 victims were found.

One is a yet-unidentified female human being who died at the scene- the other a male with a gunshot wound to his chest who was taken to a Metro trauma center in grave condition..

The other sig-news is the weather...the nighttime that came more than an hour before sunset....

Some areas received more than 2-inches of mostly needed rain in about that many hours.

There were no significant flooding issues- with just one reported water rescue in the Ruskin Heights area of KC-MO..

There have been no significant reports of wind damage other than tree and minor structural damage in Holt MO from an afternoon storm that caused a tornado waarning to be issued.

No tornado was sighted.

Then- there was all that lightning...

Around 8:45 p.m.- a KC-MO EMS unit was transporting a young woman who was reported as "an employee of Worlds Of Fun" to a Metro Northland hospital after she received a "shock from a lightning strike" on a nearby ride.

The patient's condition was described by a paramedic as good.

The most significant reported so far is a strike on a 3-story structure in Lawrence KS..

That bolt produced a fire- reported at 7:40 p.m. in the 400  block of Forest and the fire wasn't reported under control until 8:15 p.m..

No report of any significant injuries.

Other lightning strikes on homes or businesses have reportedly occurred from Lafayette- Johnson- Cass and Jackson counties in Missouri to Douglas- Leavenworth- Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas.

The severe storm watch runs until 10 p.m.- with weather radar showing the last severe line segment of storms moving east in the southern Metro with some scattered heavy storm cells north of the MO River.

Hope YOU make/made it through okay and updates as needed later.

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