Train cars flipped, power lines snapped in damaging severe storm in Rice County

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GENESEO, Kan. (KSNW) – Storms on Sunday night caused damage in central Kansas. Rice County was hit the hardest.

Rice County Sheriff Bryant Evans tells KSN News one person was transported to the hospital after a shed blew over in Frederick and a barn blew over near Bushton.

Most of the damage occurred near Geneseo. Power lines were down on Kansas Highway 4 and 14.

Fifty empty train cars were blown over and hail as large as golf balls fell. Crops and trees in the area were also stripped due to the hail. See the photos of the damage below.

The National Weather Service estimates a wind and hail swath approximately 3.5 miles wide moved from Ellsworth County through Rice County. The estimated peak wind gust was 110 mph. Hail up to baseball size fell.

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