EXPRESSLY, Can. – It is believed that the tornado, which flew through some parts of Kansas, damaged several buildings, injured several people and left without electricity more than 6,500 people, officials said on Saturday.
Officials said the suspected twister moved through parts of southeastern Wichita and Andover on Friday night. Andover’s fire chief Chad Russell told a news conference early Saturday morning that 50 to 100 buildings in Sedgwick County were damaged, but it is unknown how many buildings were damaged in Andover.
Russell said in some areas the houses “were completely demolished”.
Officials said only a few were injured. Three people were injured in Sedgwick County, including one woman who was seriously injured. Russell said no injuries were reported in Butler County, but a secondary assessment will be conducted Saturday morning.
Russell said it is not yet known how many buildings were damaged, there were more than 900 structures in the path of the alleged tornado.
He said some neighborhoods had been “damaged so much that houses had been completely blown up” and called the areas affected “very serious damage”.
City Hall also received damage that hampered “some of our efforts,” Russell said. Damaged other buildings are reported to include Dr. Jim Farh Andover’s YMCA and Prairie Creek Elementary School.
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