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For Immediate Release
April 30, 2022
Nicole Gibbs


Sedgwick County Emergency Operations Update

UPDATE: Disaster response has moved from St. Vincent de Paul to Wheatland Elementary School located at 15200 E 21st St N, Wichita, KS 67230.


(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – We are continuing to evaluate and assess the damage related to the severe weather from yesterday’s storm in southeast Wichita/Sedgwick County.

Sedgwick County

Power Outages

There are a few hundred citizens in Sedgwick County without power. Evergy is continuing to work to restore power.

Emergency Services

No new injuries have been reported at this time. The Sedgwick County Fire Department Taskforce 5 continues to support Butler County and Andover Fire Departments.

Public Works (Trash)

Wichita citizens can take trash and debris to the Brooks C&D Landfill located at 4100 N West St, Wichita, KS 67205. Hours of operation and additional information can be found at

Downed Power Lines & Road Closures

Downed power lines are restricting the reopening of 159th Street between Pawnee and Harry and on Pawnee between 143rd Street and 159th Street. There are also large trees in the roadway on 143rd Street between Pawnee and 31st Street.


Butler County

Power Outages

There are approximately a total of 2,000 customers without power. Evergy is continuing to work to restore power to citizens.


          Citizens in need of shelter can go to St. Vincent de Paul at 123 N Andover Rd, Andover, KS 67002.

Downed Power Lines & Road Closures

Power lines are down across the area and U.S. 54/400 is closed from 159th on the west to Santa Fe Lake Road on the east. Traffic is being diverted. It is not clear how long the closure will last.

Public Works (Trash)

The Butler County Landfill will offer extended hours and will waive fees for debris cleanup related to the tornado/storm event. Hours of operation will be Saturday (Today), April 30, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 1, 2022, from 12 to 6 p.m. and Monday through Friday, May 2-6, 2022, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Butler County Landfill is located at 2963 SW 40th St., El Dorado, KS (the intersection of SW 40th St. ad SW Boyer Rd.)

City of Andover Public Works is also planning to pick up branches/tree limbs placed at the curb.


Please continue to stay out of weather-damaged areas until they have been fully assessed and deemed safe.

If you’re looking for a way to help, you can donate to United Way at If you, or someone you know, was directly impacted by the tornados on Friday, April 29, and needs assistance for shelter, basic needs or clean up, contact United Way 211.