Thursday morning update: People in McPherson County are getting a better idea of the damage left behind by Wednesday's severe weather.

McPherson County's Emergency Management Director Darren Frazier says 45-60 homes were damaged in the storm.  The storm also damaged several utility poles.  Power is restored to most customers.

Frazier says officials will retrace the storm's path, which is believed to have covered 12 to 16 miles.

Anyone who has damage they need to report can call (620) 245-1266.

Eyewitness News will continue to follow cleanup efforts in McPherson County. Stay with us for updates as we get them.

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A severe thunderstorm with high winds and hail caused a train to derail, downed trees and damaged roofs in central Kansas.

Most of the damage reports came from Galva and Canton, in McPherson County, Wednesday night.

The McPherson County Sheriff said 33 cars derailed after high winds forced the cars off the tracks. Two people were on board at the time. No one was hurt.

It is unknown how long it will take to clear the scene.

Westar Energy said 12 poles in that area are damaged and will need replaced. About 640 people are without power. Crews from Salina and possibly from other locations are gathering supplies and will begin making repairs.

Viewers sent pictures of damaged trees and ping pong-sized hail. One viewer sent video of the storm as it moved through, showing heavy winds and rain pounding the area.

Eyewitness News has a crew heading to the area. Watch for the latest on air and online as the details become available.