Workers from All Seasons Tree Service inspect a fallen tree near Fireside Lane and Trail Dr. after a powerful storm slammed Lawrence early Friday morning, May 2, 2008. Over 1,000 households were without power and numerous trees were downed because of the storm.
Utility crews inspect the roof of Whelan's Lumber, 1516 W 6th St., which blew onto Florida St. after a powerful storm slammed Lawrence early Friday morning, May 2, 2008. The roof took down power lines and damaged neighboring property.
Workers with Westar Energy repair a power line while a crew with HDD of Lawrence, which manages the mobile home trailer court on First Street in North Lawrence, clean up around a home that was damaged by a fallen tree in Friday's storm. The large tree landed across the bedroom end of the mobile home. The occupants were watching TV in the living room and were not injured.
Bert Morgison, wife of Arnie Morgison, owner of Arnie's Boat Sales and Service, located just north of Midland Junction, surveys boat damage at the business Friday morning after an early Friday a.m. storm blew through Lawrence. A couple boats were overturned and several were damaged in the storm.
Two purple martin houses lay on the ground after an early morning storm's strong winds bent the supporting poles to the ground. The bird houses are on the property of Arnie's Boat Sales and Service, located just north of Midland Junction. May 2, 2008's storm overturned a couple boats and several were damaged in the storm.
A crew with HDD of Lawrence, who manages the mobile home trailer court on First St. in North Lawrence, clean up around a home that was damaged by a fallen tree in the May 2, 2008, a.m. storm while workers with Westar Energy repair a power-line behind the trailer at left . A large tree landed across the bedroom end of the mobile home. The occupants were watching t.v in the living-room and where not injured.
Workers with Westar Energy work to repair a snapped power-line pole Friday, May 2, 2008, at the mobile home trailer court on First St. in North Lawrence. A large tree knocked the power-line down and crashed into the bedroom of one mobile home. The occupants were watching t.v in the living-room and where not injured.
Lawrence resident Richard Holder looks over a home that he owns south of Stull at 1460 E. 250 Road. The home was destroyed by wind damage, he said Friday morning. What's worse? He just painted the inside walls, cleaned the carpets and had a new air conditioner installed on Thursday.
Muna Langlois holds on to a tree limb in front of her home at 510 Queens Road. "I sure thought it was a tornado," Langlois said Friday morning as she looked over the damage.
From left, Beverly Nicholson, Leland Sales and Bob Bowen clean up Nicholson and Bowen’s farm at 1350 E. 250 Road after hurricane-force winds blew throught the area in May 2008.
Noah Garber, who lives west of Lawrence, visited his neighbor's property at 575 N. 1600 Road. On Friday morning, Garber found a new barn had been flattened by early morning storms.
Workers from the Lawrence School District and Diamond Everly Roofing clean up damage at Langston Hughes School that was caused by a storm early this morning. Parts of the roof had blown off during the storm.
Whelan's Contractor's Supply, 1516 W. Sixth St., was damaged during the early Friday storm. Roy Lewis, left, manager at the supply company, and Ward Whelan, of Topeka, talk about cleanup efforts on Friday.
Blake McCall points out where the roof on the ground in front of him used to be before Friday morning's wind storm. The truck and lawn mower that were housed under the roof suffered minor damage. The McCalls live about two miles east of Baldwin City on U.S. Highway 56.
Ed Booth walks away after inspecting the damage to his 30-foot Bradford pear tree that was snapped like kindling during Friday morning's storm. The Booths didn't hear the tree snap at 1016 Jersey Street because there was too much noise from the wind, rain and hail.
This tree at Mike Brungardt's house at 920 Grove was snapped by Friday morning's high winds. However, it fell to the northeast and avoided falling into powerlines.