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Kansas tornado’s get to was farther than thought additional than 1,000 structures influenced


Matthew Kelly and Amy Renee Leiker

ANDOVER, Kansas — Extra than 1,000 properties ended up affected when a strong tornado swept via Andover on Friday night. Search and rescue functions ended up continuing Saturday, officers stated in a noon briefing.

As the solar rose above the ravaged neighborhood, area unexpected emergency officials discovered a a lot more widespread route of destruction than was believed before.

“We now know that our hurt path prolonged somewhere around 3 1/2 to 4 miles to the north of exactly where we thought it to have ended past night,” Andover Deputy Fire Main Mike Roosevelt reported.

By noon. the tally had arrived at a lot more than 200 crisis responders symbolizing 30 agencies.

In spite of the widespread destruction, a preliminary survey turned up no fatalities and no vital injuries.

On Saturday, unexpected emergency personnel ended up going by means of a next, a lot more thorough research to make positive they hadn’t missed anyone.

“We take into consideration ourselves to be about at the 70% level of having long gone via each individual spot twice,” Roosevelt mentioned.

Officers are not letting volunteers into the afflicted residential spots until finally that secondary look for is accomplished.

US 54, the extension of Kellogg heading east, opened eastbound lanes in the afternoon. Westbound lanes remained closed from 159th on the west to Santa Fe Lake Highway on the east, till even further observe.

All other key roadways through Andover are open up.

About 15,000 Evergy clients dropped electricty through the tornado. The business had restored electricity to all but 1,200 shoppers by 10 a.m.

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Any damaged gasoline and h2o lines have been shut off and by noon there were being no known energetic leaks.

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