Marshall Co., Kan. — Less than a week after an EF-1 tornado dropped down in western Marshall County, another storm hit the county this time causing significant damage to the Marysville area.
Marshall County Emergency Manager William Schwindamann said they haven’t had a chance to get out and look at damages with efforts focused on making sure residents are safe, have drinking water, and have shelter. He estimated that there’s millions of dollars in damages in the area.
Today, they are focused on getting power back on for the entire county with the heat reaching above 100 degrees between today and tomorrow.
Schwindamann said the main power line within the county will hopefully be up this evening. They are also working to see if more bottled water is needed. Twin Rivers Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram donated 40 cases of water and other drinks this morning which is available at the Marysville Police Department.
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In Marysville, crews with Evergy, Intern and J.F. Electric spent the day yesterday working to restore power. City Police Chief Matt Simpson gave an update on the cities clean up efforts.
While there isn’t a number yet on how much in damages were caused, Chief Simpson said a number of buildings downtown were damaged, some could be complete losses. On the residential side, there were damages but nothing that he believes would be a complete loss.
No injuries have been reported to this point. If you want to help out, the Chief described how you can do that.
If anyone wants to donate items to the city or the general public, he says you can drop them off at the Police Department
In all the national weather service in Topeka identified 4 different tornado tracks from the storms on Saturday night. Three of them impacted Marshall County with the final tornado hitting western Pottawatomie County. Each rated as an EF-1.
It has been reported that with all the severe weather from this weekend, those residents that are served by Nemaha Marshall Electric and still without power are asked to call 785-736-2345 to notify them so you are not left without power.