Trees in Roadway, Power Lines Down as Result of Storm

Workers clear away a tree from a yard at 12th St. and National Avenue Friday morning, following a storm Thursday evening.

Bourbon County wide the Fort Scott Police Department had approximately 25 calls for service that were storm related, according to Cpt. Shaun T. West, Fort Scott Police Department.

Most of the calls were for trees in the roadway, power lines down or alarms due to power issues, he said.

“We did have one non injury vehicle accident in the county which may have been weather related, but I don’t enough information on it as it was worked by Kansas Highway Patrol,” West said.

“There was one accident reported,” Sheriff Bill Martin said. ” That occurred on south 69 Highway at Birch Road. The Kansas Highway Patrol worked that.”

Martin noted there were power outages in the Uniontown area.

The majority of Bourbon County was never issued a severe thunderstorm warning,  William Wallis,  Bourbon County Emergency Management Director, said.

“This was due to the fact that we didn’t meet one or both of the required criteria that enables the National Weather service to issue a Severe Thunderstorm Warning,” Wallis said. ” When the National Weather Service issues a warning it is sent to CodeRed who then issues a warning to the exact location within our county, per the address that the individual signs up with. That is the reason why no one received a CodeRed especially in the Fort Scott area.”






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