Wichita Tornado Damage: Preliminary Estimates Put Loss At $283 Million [PHOTOS]

  @LauraMatt on April 15 2012 10:34 PM
  • A car damaged by an uprooted tree during a tornado is seen in the southern area of Wichita, Kansas
    A car damaged by an uprooted tree during a tornado is seen in the southern area of Wichita, Kansas April 15, 2012. Rescue and clean-up efforts were underway across the Midwest on Sunday after dozens of tornados tore through the region, killing at least five people in Oklahoma, leaving thousands without power in Kansas and damaging up to 90 percent of the homes and buildings in one small Iowa town. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
  • Workers try to dismantle and untangle a Ferris wheel that was flipped over by a tornado in southern Wichita
    Workers try to dismantle and untangle a Ferris wheel that was flipped over by a tornado in southern Wichita, Kansas April 15, 2012. Rescue and clean-up efforts were underway across the Midwest on Sunday after dozens of tornados tore through the region, killing at least five people in Oklahoma, leaving thousands without power in Kansas and damaging up to 90 percent of the homes and buildings in one small Iowa town. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
  • A worker walks near a downed power line caused by tornado damage in the southern area of Wichita, Kansas
    A worker walks near a downed power line caused by tornado damage in the southern area of Wichita, Kansas April 15, 2012. Rescue and clean-up efforts were underway across the Midwest on Sunday after dozens of tornados tore through the region, killing at least five people in Oklahoma, leaving thousands without power in Kansas and damaging up to 90 percent of the homes and buildings in one small Iowa town. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
  • A local neighborhood house trailer is seen flipped off its foundation from tornado damage, in the southern area of Wichita, Kansas
    A local neighborhood house trailer is seen flipped off its foundation from tornado damage, in the southern area of Wichita, Kansas April 15, 2012. Rescue and clean-up efforts were underway across the Midwest on Sunday after dozens of tornados tore through the region, killing at least five people in Oklahoma, leaving thousands without power in Kansas and damaging up to 90 percent of the homes and buildings in one small Iowa town. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
  • A view of tornado damage to a business outlet in the southern area of Wichita, Kansas
    A view of tornado damage to a business outlet in the southern area of Wichita, Kansas April 15, 2012. Rescue and clean-up efforts were underway across the Midwest on Sunday after dozens of tornados tore through the region, killing at least five people in Oklahoma, leaving thousands without power in Kansas and damaging up to 90 percent of the homes and buildings in one small Iowa town. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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A tornado sweeping through southern Wichita, Kan., on Saturday left in its wake significant damage, but no major injuries. City and county officials have told the media that a preliminary estimate of the overall loss in the Wichita area is about $283 million.

Officials told the media that Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems facilities took a direct hit that left six buildings with significant damage and four others with major damage, according to the Kansas City (Mo.) Star.

That report also noted the Oaklawn area and a mobile-home park also took direct hits. Preliminary reports indicated 100 trailers in the mobile-home park were damaged when the storm hit shortly before 10:30 p.m. CDT. Two homes were destroyed, and several others were damaged in the Oaklawn area, the Star reported. Thousands of customers have been left without power.

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