Initial damage reports are beginning to come in from Kansas counties affected by the storm system moving across the state. However, there are no reports of injuries at this time.
Preliminary damage reports to the Kansas Division of Emergency Management are as follows:
Three farmsteads in Rush County sustained damage or destruction of outbuildings. One home was reported damaged near Loretta and a farmstead damaged in the Bison-Timkin area.
K-18 was temporarily closed in Russell County due to power lines on the road, but has since been opened. Power outages were reported in Lucas and Luray and to isolated rural customers. Other damage reports include trees down and debris from wind in addition to minor flooding in low lying areas.
Hail knocked out windows in Kingsdown in Ford County.
Edwards County officials report some signs down and debris blown around, some minor flooding and some irrigation equipment flipped over.
One home was destroyed near Langley in Ellsworth County. A home on Avenue W was destroyed near Marquette in McPherson County.
Rice County is reporting power lines down, damage to two to three homes and a tank battery damaged at 24th Road and Avenue C.
In Saline County, one farmhouse was damaged near Smolen and damage to a home and major damage to outbuildings was reported on Niles Road.
In Ottawa County, K-18 at 290th Road is closed in both directions due to a natural gas transfer station being struck by tornado.
In Harvey County, several outbuildings were destroyed four to five miles west of Hesston. One residence has some windows blown out. Some power poles are down.
In Dickinson County, K-18 is closed due to downed power poles and power lines blocking the roadway.
Power outage reports list approximately 300 customers affected in Dickinson County, 114 in Sedgwick County, 48 in Saline County, 27 in McPherson and other isolated outages.
Initial hail size reported: Barber County (1.75 inches), Barton (1.25 to 1.75 inches) and Rice (one inch).
Other damage reports may come as the storm system continues to move through the state.