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Storms leave widespread damage in Atchison, Kansas

Overnight storms left many trees down across the city by Sunday morning.

Posted: Aug 18, 2019 7:48 PM
Updated: Aug 19, 2019 6:13 PM

(ATCHISON, Kan.) People who live in Atchison, Kansas spent most of Sunday cleaning up after powerful overnight storms left widespread damage across the city.

"I thought maybe it could have been a tornado hitting," Sue Huber, a resident said.  

Residents said very strong winds uprooted trees, some of which were very large.

Tammy and Dale Erhart said they were in their living room Sunday morning around 2:30 a.m. when the storms blew in.

"We heard the storm coming and all of a sudden our tree hit the house," Tammy Erhart, a resident said. "We looked at each other and thought we'd better look outside."

A couple of people who were impacted by the storms say they're shocked after trees hit their cars and houses.

Westar Energy was busy fixing power lines Sunday, trying to restore power in the area.

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Temperatures will remain slightly above average today with highs in the mid to upper 70s under mostly sunny skies. Winds will also remain on the breezy side as well with gusts up to 25 mph. Winds will start to calm down this evening. A weak cold front will move overnight tonight into early Wednesday morning giving us the chance for a few light showers, however most areas will stay dry. Dry and seasonal conditions look to continue for the rest of the work week with highs in the 60s. Rain chances look to increase by late Saturday night into Sunday.
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