Northwest Kansas Semi Flipped Severe Storms – 9/20/2018

Severe storms with damaging wind gusts over 70mph rolled across northern Kansas ushering in the first bit of Fall. Storms were responsible for flipping a semi truck on I-70 near Ellis, Kansas, severely injuring the driver.

Russell, Kansas airport recorded a 72mph wind gust at 6:07pm as the storms marched along I-70.
Shot Description

Scenes 1-2: POV driving shot approaching flipped semi in the eastbound lanes of I-70 three miles west of Ellis, Kansas. Driver was taken away by ambulance with severe injuries.

Scenes 3-5: Wide shots of crash scene on I-70 near Ellis.


Scenes 6-8: Various shots of shelf cloud as it approached Quinter.

Scenes 9-11: Shots of cars under overpasses near Quinter hiding from wind driven rain and hail.

Scenes 12-13: Shots of hail hitting the street.

Scenes 14-18: Shots of high winds blowing near blinding rain across roads severely limiting visibility.

Scenes 19-20: Large part of a tree down and partially blocking a road in Quinter.

Scenes 21-22: Shot of a tree branch floating in water on the side of a road in Quinter.

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