Kansas Adjutant General's Department

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17-056 KDEM continues to monitor statewide weather activity

The Kansas Division of Emergency Management monitored severe weather activity through the night as several rounds of severe storms moved across the state.

The State Emergency Operations Center was activated to a partial level at noon on Thursday and will remain activated until further notice. KDEM staff and personnel from other state agencies are in the SEOC to provide emergency response support to Kansas counties, as needed.

Minor flooding exists along Soldier Creek and Chapman Creek. Portions of Eastern Kansas have a slight risk of severe weather today. The primary risks for the state on Friday include heavy rain and flooding.

Multiple tornado warnings were issued for several counties in southwest and south central Kansas throughout the afternoon and early evening hours on Thursday. As of 7 a.m. today, power outages and downed tree limbs were reported throughout the state. The Douglas County emergency manager reported Marion Springs Elementary School sustained roof damage. Hamilton in Greenwood County has city wide power outages.



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