Microburst hits Overbrook overnight

The National Weather Service in Topeka has reported that Overbrook was one of the hardest hit areas during Thursday night’s storms that continued into the early morning of June 26, and produced damaging winds across eastern Kansas.

Winds between 50 mph and 70 mph were reported throughout the area, with some localized areas seeing winds in excess of 70 mph.

Overbrook was hit with damaging winds overnight and downed trees and power lines were reported. A NWS survey team was sent to the area Friday morning after the storms, and confirmed the town was hit with straight line winds between 60-80 mph associated with a microburst.

City officials said there were no personal injuries reported and only minor property damage, but extensive damage to trees and power lines. Westar crews were on site within a few hours and electricity was restored by noon today.

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Photos by National Weather Service Topeka.


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