Supercell thunderstorms raced through extreme Northeast Kansas Tuesday night. Nemaha and Brown counties were hit especially hard with very heavy rain, extreme lightning, intense winds and large hail. The power was knocked out to portions of both counties during the height of the storm. Reports are coming out of Bern, KS of structure damage to a few homes, possibly due to a tornado touchdown. More damage is reported in southern Brown/Doniphan counties as well. The National Weather Service will send a team north to survey the damage and report back.
Severe storms swept through parts of Kansas, with the worst damage reported in northeast counties near the Nebraska border. The National Weather Service in Topeka says the heaviest damage from Tuesday’s storms was reported in and around Bern, about three miles south of the Nebraska-Kansas border in Nemaha County. Nemaha County officials say at least one home was destroyed and others were damaged on the west side of Bern. More damage was reported near Everest in Brown County, where more than 2,000 people were without power. The entire city of Hiawatha was without power Tuesday night. Early reports did not include any serious injuries.