Hutchinson has had wind, tornado and fire today. My home is fine and suffered no damage of any sort, but others were not so lucky.
As of a few minutes ago, the fire has been declared under control. About 5,000 acres on the east/north side of town burned.
The wind snapped a light pole in half, leaving some businesses without power including Wal-mart and Applebees at times.
The Kwik Shop Headquarters on 4th street had windows blown out. Conklin cars lost a sign and some car windows. At the hospital about 150 cars had windows blown out.
The sirens went off a bit after 1 p.m. There didn’t seem to be much to worry about, and there wasn’t downtown where I was. However, other parts of town were having some difficulty.
Fortunately, there was no loss of human life.