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Severe thunderstorm hits Shawnee

A severe thunderstorm Tuesday night, July 12, hit Shawnee and Johnson County with heavy rain and winds faster than 60 mph, according to preliminary reports from the National Weather Service. Wednesday morning found many residents digging out from beneath uprooted trees, fallen limbs and damaged power lines.

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Bobby Holmes kisses his wife, Abbey Holmes, behind their house in the 6000 block of ...

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Kansas City Power & Light crews tend to power lines downed by fallen branches in ...

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A toppled tree narrowly missed this house in the 6000 block of Quivira Road. More ...

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A passer-by stops to take a look at an uprooted tree in the 6000 block ...

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Tree service companies were busy Wednesday morning, including along Quivira Road in Shawnee, where a ...

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Tree service employees, residents and passers-by dot yards in the 6000 block of Quivira Road, ...

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Bobby Holmes talks on the phone while his wife, Abbey Holmes, takes a smoke break ...

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A tangled and twisted trampoline hangs from a tree on Flint Street, just south of ...

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Lydia Burns, 9, watches her neighbor on 61st Place saw limbs off fallen trees across ...

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A passer-by slows down to get a closer look at a large uprooted tree on ...

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Shawnee resident Don Sobanek puts his chainsaw to work amidst a maze of fallen trees ...

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An uprooted tree sprawls across Don Sobanek's front yard on 61st Place. Tuesday night's storm ...

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A broken-off tree sprawls across Don Sobanek's front yard on 61st Place. Tuesday night's storm ...

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A Lenexa firefighter inspects a yard after a large tree limb fell onto a car ...

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