Spring announced itself in a loud way on Tuesday. Just ask members of the Kansas University support service staff, who had to rescue two flags atop Fraser Hall.
Because strong, gusty winds began whipping around two large flags on top of Fraser Hall on Wednesday, maintenance workers went up and removed them, said Roger Oroke, director of support services at KU.
"They cost $100 apiece and they can get whipped to pieces on top of a building like that," Oroke said. "The people who are responsible for them can hear them popping."
A spokesman for the KU Weather Service said winds from the northwest gusted as high as 37 mph on Wednesday.
The U.S. and KU flags, which Oroke said are 8 feet by 12 feet, were back up today as winds leveled off.