(HUTCHINSON, Kan.) — A lot of people say it really caught them off guard in the midst of a brutal drought.
It was a Sunday of cleaning up after an intense microburst thunderstorm ripped through the Hutchinson area leaving a trail of debris.
Homes are damaged, trees are uprooted and electricity was knocked out. Westar Energy crews worked through the day to repair snapped power poles.
Several people tell Eyewitness News the thunder and hard-driving rain woke them up early in the morning. They say that for more than half an hour they listened to the storm bombard their homes.