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Thunderstorm Wind Causes Damage

KSAL Staff - April 24, 2014 7:42 am

There was no significant severe weather in Central Kansas Wednesday night into Thursday, but some much needed rain did fall around the area.

Gusty straight line wind did cause some minor damage and power outages including at Salina South High School. Westar crews were on the scene early Thursday morning outside the school working to get the power restored. School arrival was not delayed, but officials were prepared to delay the start of classroom work if needed. Crews were able to get power restored by around 7:45, in time for classes to begin as regularly scheduled.

The wind blew over a semi on Interstate 70 at 10:45 Wednesday night about 10 miles east of Salina. The driver, 53-year-old Randy Bartlett from Assaria, was transported to Salina Regional Health Center with possible injuries.

The Salina Regional Airport received over a half inch of rain, reporting .65 inches.

It’s expected to be quiet Thursday and Friday, but the possibility of severe weather returns to the forecast Saturday and Sunday.

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