Seven Kansas utility crews help restore power to devastated Kiowa
• National Weather Service determines storm was a microburst
August 16, 2017
Kiowa, Kansas, City Administrator Lou Leone couldn't say enough positive things about city employees, out-of-town utility crews and the people of Kiowa and their reaction to the worst storm Kiowa has ever seen in longtime residents' memories.
As is evident throughout the pages of the Newsgram last week, the excessively high wind storm, driving rain and bullet-like hail caused devastation throughout the community. The storm hit the community Saturday, Aug. 5, between 6 and 7 p.m.
The National Weather Service was in Kiowa last week to determine the cause of the storm. It was unsure if the st...