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Wire Fence After The Ice Storm, February 2005, 

Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas.

Photo by Dennies Andersen, copyright Dennies Andersen.  All rights reserved. Used with his permission.

After the Ice Storm, January 4 & 5, 2005

Photographs by Dennies Andersen

Editor & Publisher of The Western Star

The Western Star, January 6, 2005.

Major Winter Storm Blasts County
Ice Brings Down Limbs, Cuts Off Electricity
Rain and freezing temperatures.

That was the case in Coldwater all day Tuesday, with parts of town out of electricity from mid-day through the night and into Wednesday.
      School was called off here, as well as at most schools across the area, and a number of Coldwater businesses closed due to the fact that their electricity was off.
      Remarkably. damage to buildings and vehicles was light in Coldwater. Obvious damage Tuesday evening was limited to two collapsed carports in the south central part of town. Few power poles came down in Coldwater as a result of the ice storm, but numerous power lines were torn down and a number of electric meters were torn from houses as tree limbs collapsed across power lines, dragging them to the ground.
      Damage in Protection was light compared to that in Coldwater, with CMS crews tending to problems of their customers in Protection.
      Across the county, damage was wide-spread with some rural residents doing without electricity through the night... (End of excerpt from article)


Ice Storm, February 2005, 

 Comanche County, Kansas.

Photo by Dennies Andersen, copyright Dennies Andersen.  All rights reserved. Used with his permission.
After the Ice Storm, Comanche County, Kansas.
Photo by Dennies Andersen, Copyright © 2005, Dennies Andersen. Used with his permission.

Ice Storm, February 2005, 

 Comanche County, Kansas.

Photo by Dennies Andersen, copyright Dennies Andersen.  All rights reserved. Used with his permission.
Broken Trees After The Ice Storm, Comanche County, Kansas.
Photo by Dennies Andersen, Copyright © 2005, Dennies Andersen. Used with his permission.

Ice Storm, February 2005, 

 Comanche County, Kansas.

Photo by Dennies Andersen, copyright Dennies Andersen.  All rights reserved. Used with his permission.
After the Ice Storm, Comanche County, Kansas.
Photo by Dennies Andersen, Copyright © 2005, Dennies Andersen. Used with his permission.

Ice Storm, February 2005, 

 Comanche County, Kansas.

Photo by Dennies Andersen, copyright Dennies Andersen.  All rights reserved. Used with his permission.
Wire Fence After the Ice Storm, Comanche County, Kansas.
Photo by Dennies Andersen, Copyright © 2005, Dennies Andersen. Used with his permission.

Ice Storm, February 2005, 

 Comanche County, Kansas.

Photo by Dennies Andersen, copyright Dennies Andersen.  All rights reserved. Used with his permission.
Birdhouse After the Ice Storm, Comanche County, Kansas.
Photo by Dennies Andersen, Copyright © 2005, Dennies Andersen. Used with his permission.

Ice Storm, February 2005, 

 Comanche County, Kansas.

Photo by Dennies Andersen, copyright Dennies Andersen.  All rights reserved. Used with his permission.
Broken Trees After the Ice Storm, Comanche County, Kansas.
Photo by Dennies Andersen, Copyright © 2005, Dennies Andersen. Used with his permission.

Ice Storm, February 2005, 

 Comanche County, Kansas.

Photo by Dennies Andersen, copyright Dennies Andersen.  All rights reserved. Used with his permission.
Broken Trees After the Ice Storm, Comanche County, Kansas.
Photo by Dennies Andersen, Copyright © 2005, Dennies Andersen. Used with his permission.

Ice Storm, February 2005, 

 Comanche County, Kansas.

Photo by Dennies Andersen, copyright Dennies Andersen.  All rights reserved. Used with his permission.
Woven Wire Fence After the Ice Storm, Comanche County, Kansas.
Photo by Dennies Andersen, Copyright © 2005, Dennies Andersen. Used with his permission.


Thanks to Dennies Andersen for the use of his photos on this page and to Phyllis Scherich for transcribing and contributing the excerpt from the above news article !

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