Reports of storm damage and utility problems started coming in shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday in Barton County. The National Weather Service reported winds of up to 70 mph.
Hoisington residents found themselves cleaning up downed trees and limbs ahead of the city’s Labor Day Weekend celebration. Residents with fallen tree limbs were instructed to put them by the curb for pickup.
Parts of Hoisington were also with electric power for several hours.
Great Bend Fire Department received three reports of arcing wires.
Power lines were down around Veterans Park, 4714 17th St. Terrace, at 10:56 p.m. and there was a line sparking in the roadway at 12:40 a.m. at 3rd and Locust. Wheatland Electric was contacted.
There were reports of tree damage in Great Bend, including one that was down in the roadway Friday morning in the 2400 block of 21st St.
Eureka Township officials reported storm damage in the 800 block of NW 50 Ave., Hoisington, at 12:40 a.m. Friday.