Kansas Tornado Causes Widespread Damage, Plus Three Oklahoma Students Die After Storm Chasing
The storm generated winds of up to 165 miles per hour.
On Saturday, a tornado tore through parts of Kansas causing widespread damage and left thousands of residents without power. The storm generated winds of up to 165 miles per hour and damaged more than 1,000 buildings in the Wichita and Andover areas. Multiple people were injured as a result but fortunately no fatalities were reported. Yesterday, utility crews were able to restore power to more than 15,000 customers but, more work will be done today. In another storm related incident, three meteorology students were killed Friday night in Kay County, Oklahoma while they were storm-chasing. The three were heading back to Oklahoma University after making a trip up to Kansas to study the severe weather, when their vehicle began to hydroplane. They were struck by a tractor-trailer north of Oklahoma City and all three were pronounced dead on the scene.