(WICHITA, Kan.) — Clean up is going on at what was once an operational amusement area.
Strong winds clocking in at 84-MPH were strong enough to knock a Ferris wheel over.
That happened at Kellogg and Greenwich Road last night.
The carnival closed early in anticipation of the storms. The owner of the ride, Chris Flattery, says when the storm came he was down in a shelter just like everyone else. He didn't even know about the damage until his son-in-law came to get him, "He said there's good news and there's bad news. The good news, you don't have to tear down the wheel. The bad news, it won't be set up either."
Flattery says the ride has seen strong winds before, and has even been in a hurricane and did not tip over. But this time it seems the storm got the best of it. The Ferris wheel fell ontop of another ride.