Archive for Friday, April 11, 2008

Storms knock down trees, cause other damage in Basehor and Tonganoxie

Sometime around 8 p.m. Thursday, a large gust of wind blew over a metal shed belonging to Fred and Donna Breedlove over their fence and entangled itself with tree that belonged to their neighbors and relatives, Donald and Dorris Wilson.  Dorris said the  more than 40-year-old Hedge apple tree had been there since she and her husband moved into their Basehor house in 1967 and was practically a part of their family.

Sometime around 8 p.m. Thursday, a large gust of wind blew over a metal shed belonging to Fred and Donna Breedlove over their fence and entangled itself with tree that belonged to their neighbors and relatives, Donald and Dorris Wilson. Dorris said the more than 40-year-old Hedge apple tree had been there since she and her husband moved into their Basehor house in 1967 and was practically a part of their family.

April 11, 2008

A storm hit north Basehor on Thursday, uprooting trees and knocking out power for roughly two hours.

According to Basehor police Chief Lloyd Martley, a 40-foot tree was uprooted from the ground.

"It appears the storm came diagonally from 166th and went diagonally across city of Basehor, doing quite a bit of damage to the north end of town," Martley said.

In addition, wind picked up a trampoline and threw it into a roof. The trampoline eventually ended up in a power pole, the chief said. The storm, which came through Basehor between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., caused significant damage to power lines overall.

In Tonganoxie, fire department Captain John Callaghan said firefighters removed a few fallen trees from city roads because of Thursday's winds. A few residents reported of room damage also.

In rural Tonganoxie, winds pushed a barn near Dempsey Road onto the road, but county crews removed it, Callaghan said.

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