Riley County crews were out Sunday assessing damage from Saturday evening’s severe storms.
Teams from the Riley County Appraiser’s Office and Manhattan Fire Department’s Risk Reduction Division have been tasked with going through neighborhoods. Downed power lines and large tree limbs remain the most reported damages.
Riley County’s Public Works Facilities sustained significant damage as did the Tuttle Creek River Pond campgrounds. Five structures in Manhattan’s McCain neighborhood area, east of the Kansas State University campus, were condemned and deemed unsafe to occupy, by Risk Reduction. That includes two unoccupied Greek houses, Chi Omega and Kappa Alpha Theta. Those buildings and three single family homes in the area sustained severe damage, according to a release from Riley County. Residents living in the single-family homes were displaced, but did not require assistance.
No injuries have been reported from Saturday’s storms. The National Weather Service will perform an assessment of storm damage to determine whether tornadic winds or straight line winds were the cause.
The Riley County Transfer Station opened Sunday for residents needing to haul off damaged tree limbs.
Residents are reminded to avoid downed power lines and keep children and pets away from them as well.