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2015_07_06_Storm_1The Statue of Eudora and Pascal Fish in CPA Park are covered in tree limbs following the storm that rolled through Eudora Monday night. (Photo by Eudorareporter.com Managing Editor John Schulz)

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Around 5:15 PM Monday night heavy storms rolled through the Eudora area.  Tornado warnings had been issued by the National Weather Service prior to the storms coming through. As of post time, there has been no confirmation that a tornado touched down or was radar indicated. Wind speeds were extremely high through town during the height of the storm.

Much of the damage was in the area of Downtown Eudora. CPA park saw significant tree damage as did streets on both the east and west side of downtown. Many limbs were down along Church Street and Elm Street between 7th and 10th.  No buildings seemed to be damaged in downtown.

Daniel Taylor, a resident at 8th and Church Street told us that he was paying attention to his weather radio when the warnings came across.

“It was real quick after the warnings went off,” Taylor said. “I was in the breezeway and one of the windows blew out in there and just barely missed me.”

Taylor said he and his wife Courtney took shelter in the home very quickly following that.

2015_07_06_Storm_2Looking east on 8th Street at Church Street. (Photo by Eudorareporter.com Managing Editor John Schulz)

“What I heard was crazy, it was like a high pitched whistle,” Taylor said. “One of the rockers on the front porch was blown across the street towards St. Paul United Church of Christ and smashed to pieces.”

Taylor indicated that there appeared to be some minor house damage besides the window. His front yard was littered with tree limbs and several trees that had been sheared off several feet off the ground.

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A tree in Daniel Taylor’s front yard was sheared off and several limbs clipped by the storm (Photo by Eudorareporter.com Managing Editor John Schulz)

At this time, there are no reports of anyone being injured.  Power is out to a significant portion of the downtown area.  City crews are already in the area attempting to get power restored and debris off the roads.  City officials were unavailable to let us know how significant the power outage is or when power would be restored to those affected.

 

 

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A BBQ Contest hosted by the Midwest Cultural Foundation will be held in only a few short weeks. The BBQ Contest will be part of the festivities of the Ways of Yesteryear Event coming to downtown Eudora from August 1st-2nd. The Ways of Yesteryear event celebrates local culture and benefits local charities. If you are interested in the BBQ Contest, see the contact information below!

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The Eudora Knights of Columbus Council #12932 is sponsoring a fireworks tent this year in the parking lot of Gene’s Heartland Foods at 14th and Church Streets.  The proceeds will go towards continuing the charitable mission of the Knights of Columbus in Eudora and surrounding communities.  The tent will be open from July 1st until the evening of the 4th.

If you click on the PDF file below, you can print out valuable coupons (page 2 of the PDF) to be used at the tent leading up to the 4th of July.

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According to the Eudora Police Department, a double fatality accident occurred Saturday morning on Leavenworth County Road 1 near the Kaw River.

Eudora Police Sgt. Tom Willis told us that the scene was worked by Leavenworth County officials and had no specific details at the time. He stated he could not confirm, but believed the victims were not Eudora residents.

We are working on contacting Leavenworth County officials for more detailed information and will bring it to you as soon as possible.

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The Eudora Area Historical Society will have its May Program and meeting on Thursday, May 21st at 7:00pm at Eudora City Hall (4 East 7th Street)

The Kansas (Kaw) River has always been a big part of the Eudora community. This new program developed by local historian Barbara Higgins-Dover will explore fishing and fish markets of the Kansas River.

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This program is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

 

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