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Archive for Friday, June 13, 2008

Storms strike again in state

County escapes brunt of weather

Ominous storm clouds rumble through Lawrence, prompting John Louis, of Lawrence, to point his camera skyward for a photograph near the Lied Center at Kansas University. A long line of storms, some of which produced a tornado, hail and lightning, stretched across Kansas on Thursday evening.

Ominous storm clouds rumble through Lawrence, prompting John Louis, of Lawrence, to point his camera skyward for a photograph near the Lied Center at Kansas University. A long line of storms, some of which produced a tornado, hail and lightning, stretched across Kansas on Thursday evening.

June 13, 2008

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State hit by tornadoes

KTKA was on the air when a tornado moved into Manhattan, damaging several buildings including the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house and the building that houses Kansas State's nuclear reactor. The reactor is not in any danger.

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Douglas County escaped tornadoes that caused some damage in nearby areas Thursday night.

Lawrence and Douglas County experienced heavy rainfall and lightning, which caused power outages and a minor fire.

"Basically for us, we were lucky that it only ended up being heavy rainfall," said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.

Schack said the storm dumped 1.17 inches of rain in Lawrence; the measurement was recorded about 8:40 p.m.

"I had no reports of hail in the city and no wind damage reports," she said.

During the severe weather, more than 630 Westar Energy customers in Douglas County were without power. By 11 p.m., fewer than 100 customers remained without power.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical also responded to a minor fire about 8:40 p.m. near 27th and Missouri streets. The fire was caused by an arcing power line on a tree.

Schack said a tornado was reported in Shawnee County between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. A tornado was also spotted near Emporia that prompted a warning in Osage County. At that time, "it was looking like it could have been threatening for Douglas County, but it ended up not," Schack said.

A tornado also touched down twice near Linwood just before 8 p.m. Chuck Magaha, director of emergency management for Leavenworth County, said a "very small tornado" caused tree and power line damage.

Southern Douglas County remains under a flash flood watch until this afternoon.

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Alia Ahmed 6 years, 3 months ago

Great photos by all the photographers!

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