by Kim Hynes and Melissa Scheffler
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
3:53 PM CST, February 18, 2013
The wind uprooted a tree in southwest Wichita Monday. The tree toppled over in the strong winds at a house near 31st and south Meridian.
Fire crews say the trees roots had rotted out, so it wouldn't have taken much to knock the tree down.
No one lived at the home where the tree fell, but city crews cleaned it up to make sure it didn't fall on the home next door. They also wanted to make sure children couldn't play on it and get hurt.
Wind may have contributed to a roll-over accident this afternoon, but officers say the driver was also going too fast. The semi was carrying a load of table salt, when it tried to exit K-96 for westbound Kellogg. The driver was not seriously hurt.
The wind also knocked-down some American flags in Park City. City workers put-up 70 flags to celebrate President’s Day. At the end of the day, only three flags were blown-off. The city says it inspects each flag for damage. It then repairs or replaces the flag.
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