Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said there was major damage in the south central part of the county from Tuesday evening’s storm.
“There was an uninhabited farmstead that was leveled, and we had some livestock loss,” Whipple said.
The storm hasn’t been ruled a tornado officially, but the sheriff is sure it was.
In Ness City the rain came hard and sideways along with hail causing some flooding in low areas, as well as damage to trees, carports, fences and cars.
Some areas in the northern part of the county — Ransom, Arnold and Utica — were without power Tuesday evening, and Whipple was unsure if it had been restored Wednesday morning.
The storm had passed through the county by 9 p.m.
“We were fortunate this was during daylight hours. We’re able to spot a lot better,” Whipple said.