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Joining us now Carl brewer he is the mayor of Wichita Kansas and while he talks with us we're looking at some brand new video and of this monster twister system.
That is moving across the midsection of our country it is continuing coverage of this breaking news.
Oklahoma and Kansas hit very hard sightings of funnel clouds very large hail the size of grapefruit.
High winds damage to homes and vehicles mayor -- are you with us.
Yes I am I know that Wichita took up clutch today tell me how things are going in your city.
Well there there's stiff right now everyone's trying to recover.
-- -- sightings we had to -- reciting the tornadoes.
But so far -- not being that we see anything of any real tornado damage.
It was just -- highway and the large sized golf ball size -- And and that alone.
In the rain actually just really get a number on that he thinks that a tornado was so bad keeping the -- came through.
I mean it's but hale was game -- such a velocity just ripped holes all through the sides of pulses tore up their.
Biting and broken windows of -- -- -- major even I had.
Broken windows and you know.
All of my vehicles that was sitting out they call it a big damage as old trees that it -- -- topple homes and just.
It is the list goes on and on and on.
And I don't know if you've gotten out there a chance to look at it beyond the only damage that you're suffering.
But I am curious to know because people watching will civil Wichita as a big city.
And it is fairly rare for heavily populated areas to get hit like this we have forecasts though.
That Wichita and Kansas City might be touched by this and in fact that has happened today with your city talked to me about the emergency management.
Preparation that you took -- and what people were planning to do today.
Well we would actually leverage our emergency level we Rick elevated to a level to.
In preparation for the storm to come through.
And we have continued to maintained that we get all of our crews and everyone has been dispatched.
And they were at the urgency service senator.
You know we did have some electrical lines that had been blown down because of the win.
But for the most -- Everyone with forewarned we get lots of warning and preparation to be to prepare ourselves a lot of advance notice.
To go to -- shelters.
And as you could almost -- to -- filed a mile just by listening to.
By the media they give -- a fantastic job and -- nobody knew exactly where everything bit.
Yet we were approaching its -- We've been dipping -- Fox25 and Oklahoma City I wanna make everybody aware they're seeing a couple of different things on their screen.
To the right is the system on the map obviously we've been -- -- between Oklahoma video and now we are looking.
Ten miles outside Wichita Kansas and I don't know if you can see this mayor -- But this is just a monster system that has touched down.
Just a few miles west of Wichita are you hearing any reports of anything damaged in that area.
No I have not heard of any reports of a big damage to that area am -- by our chief of police chief.
And the people that we have an emergency center have not reported anything.
Currently up outside.
-- I can't damage in the neighborhood -- -- -- are all walking back put down the street trying to be a much damage was done it is very different homes.
It's just you know we -- not hearing that there had been any damage with exception of you know we've had some structure -- -- -- homes and power lines that are down our own.
-- -- ever heard over the scanner that.
What Carolina but on top of a car and the family inside of it may -- the family is safe.
-- her whereabouts -- run into a commercial break stay tight will be right back thank you.
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