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A new report issued by the National Drought Mitigation Center says 69 percent of Kansas is under a moderate drought, and 22 percent is under a severe drought.


The thunderstorm that took out trees and left thousands without power in Wichita last week brought a lot of wind and hail, but not a lot of rain, which won’t help the persistent droughts active throughout Kansas.

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City of Wichita crews are continuing to make progress in cleaning up damage from that was caused by a storm on Friday, April 3.

To date, crews have cleared 35 tree limbs blocking streets, repaired or replaced 65 traffic signs, and corrected signal issues at 35 intersections. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…

Last week’s storm resulted in an estimated $250-300,000 in damages to facilities operated by the city.

City of Wichita Strategic Communications Director Ken Evans says the previously stated number is just a starting point.

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Winds reached nearly 90 mph overnight and early Friday morning damaging trees and buildings. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson reports that many  homes and businesses are still without power in Sedgwick County.

You're On Your Own To Clean Up After Thursday's Storm

Jun 28, 2013
Lu Anne Stephens / KMUW

Crews from the city of Wichita are currently clearing tree limbs and debris that fell into streets and onto public property during the Thursday night wind storm.

However, they will not pick up debris from private property owners. Instead they are encouraging homeowners to work with their trash haulers to remove debris or take it to one of four Wichita locations for a fee.