Tornado Damaged Homes, YMCA East Wichita, KS | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel | 2022-04-29 23:03:03


  • A major tornado hit Andover, eastern Kansas, on Friday evening.
  • Numerous tornadoes, gusts of destructive winds and great hail as softballs tore apart the Central Plains.
  • Andover was also hit by an F5 hurricane just over 30 years ago.

A tornado struck near Andover, Kansas, a town about 10 miles east of Wichita, Kansas, just after 8 p.m. CST.

The video shows it Hurricane cut through or near a residential community In the eastern suburbs of Wichita as the sirens go off.

Several cars were towed to the ground and pushed into the Andover YMCA where severe damage was reported. There were no casualties in the hurricane as the staff and members took refuge, According to the Greater Wichita YMCA.

The hurricane approached from the southwest where the neighborhood is located. More than ten houses were destroyed in that area. According to Wichita Eagle. Wichita Eagle reporter reported damage Multiple rooftops nearby.

The local police reported it Several major intersections are closed Because of debris and falling power lines. Sedgwick County has declared a state of emergency to help facilitate state assistance, According to

Oral declaration of emergency in Sedgwick County. Emergency operations center and local emergency operations plan. This declaration will help facilitate state assistance.

Several storm chasers followed the hurricane as it moved northeast from the city, where radar confirmed the hurricane.

In separate thunderstorms that engulfed the hurricane, Andover also received hail the size of a golf ball at 9:30 p.m. local time.

Unfortunately, Andover is no stranger to powerful hurricanes.

Andover was hit by an F5 hurricane in April of 1991. Kill this hurricane 13 people in a mobile home park In addition to 4 other people and the outbreak of $ 300 million in damages. More than 200 people were also injured.

Several other hurricanes also hit Nebraska and Kansas as a large storm system swept east from the central Rocky Mountains to the Midwest. More than 20,000 customers in Kansas were without power as of Friday evening.

Two homes were damaged by a possible tornado near Harrington, Kansas.

Tornadoes were reported in Wamego, Kansas, and near Stamford, Nebraska, and elsewhere across eastern Kansas, but minor damage was reported.

In Shelton, Nebraska, rail cars were pushed off the tracks by strong straight line winds Friday evening.

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