Archive for Friday, April 11, 2008

Damage reported from Thursday night storm

April 11, 2008


Some parts of Douglas and Leavenworth Counties are cleaning up this morning from a storm that rolled through the area Thursday night.

Douglas County Emergency Management Director Teri Smith said her office received one report of damage to a structure and that was to the roof of the Hampton Inn, 2300 W. Sixth St.

Smith said storm spotters throughout the county, including one stationed at the Lied Center, reported wind gusts of 60 miles per hour around 7:30 p.m., when the storm blew through.

The majority of the damage reported was from downed tree limbs, mainly in rural parts of the county, Smith said.

"We also had some damage to tents (where people were selling KU merchandise)" Smith said.

In Tonganoxie, a fire department official said there were a couple of reports of roof damage. County officials were called into remove a barn that had blown on to Dempsey Road.


creamygnome 10 years, 2 months ago

Have we gotten a report about the damage caused downtown from the KU victory celebrations?

sherbert 10 years, 2 months ago

for all the extra income generated, I doubt anyone's complaining!

lubyloo 10 years, 2 months ago

We had some damage at our place -- the winds were terrible. Question -- our neighbors have a horse and a sheep (we live in rural Douglas county). They're just in a small fenced-in area, without any shelter, no trees, so they just stood out in the open during last night's storm. I'm not very familiar with farm animals, so maybe I'm revealing my own ignorance here, but shouldn't they at least have some type of shelter -- from hail, wind (and in the summer, sun)? Maybe some farm folks can enlighten me here.

4chewnut 10 years, 2 months ago

A reasonable question. Smart aleck response.

Tammy Yergey 10 years, 2 months ago

As for the farm animals... we have horses and they have shelters, but most of them prefer to stand outside during bad weather. They stand with their backs to the wind/rain/storm and just ride it out. Never have had any problems. Cows tend to gather in circles...

compmd 10 years, 2 months ago

So are we going to call what happened last night a "nanoburst?"

stbaker 10 years, 2 months ago

We have a weather station mounted on our roof that recorded a 63 knot (73 mph) wind @ 7:37pm. The wind picked up our wooden playset and moved it 20 ft and it landed on it's southern facing side. Yet the wind didn't budge a 1L plastic bottle about 50 ft. From the playset. We live just north of the Lawrence airport.

lubyloo 10 years, 2 months ago

Thanks for the info, horsegirl. Glad to know that the animals are fine. The rest of you that responded regarding my post (except 4chewnut, of course) need to relax and/or find something constructive to do.

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