Wind damage and power outages followed severe thunderstorms late Monday afternoon, and early evening in northeast Kansas.
Hardest hit was the Waterville community, with significant tree damage. Volunteer firefighters responded with trucks and chain saws to assist cleanup efforts. A grain storage bin was damaged, and some tin blew loose.
Lightning strikes sent Marysville volunteer firemen out twice, first to 1185 Timber Creek Drive where a home was struck. Damage was confined to the electric connection, and related hookups. A section of concrete blew up as the arc followed rebar.
Firemen also responded briefly to a telephone pole at 430 Navajo Road that was struck by lightning.