Fort Riley Assessing Damage From High Winds


Fort Riley officials are assessing the aftermath of a damaging wind event earlier today. Reports include downed power lines and power outages. Fort Riley residents are asked to stay in their homes. If you must travel, do not drive over downed power lines.

Damage to building roofs has also been reported on post. Emergency crews and public works crews have responded to these locations. Fort Riley continues making damage assessments. Safety officials urge residents to remain sheltered if possible.

There are reports of damaged roofs and some debris. Corvias has asked residents of on-post housing to call 844-533-0456 for emergency work orders.

Report power outages and other damage to facilities around post to the Directorate of Public Works at 785-239-0900.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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