Kansas City storms knock out power

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nearly 100,000 peo­ple woke up with­out power Sun­day morn­ing af­ter se­vere storms swept through the Kansas City area Satur­day night, down­ing trees and power lines. Some power fail­ures were ex­pected to stretch into to­day amid po­ten­tially dan­ger­ous heat.

The storms pro­duced light­ning as well as winds that reached 70 mph.

Kansas City Power & Light re­ported on Face­book that as many as 115,000 cus­tomers were with­out power at the height of the storm. The util­ity called in all avail­able crews to help re­store power.

As of mid­day Sun­day, the util­ity re­ported that about 64,141 cus­tomers re­mained with­out power. It said work is ex­pected to con­tinue into to­day.

“This will be a mul­ti­day restora­tion,” said Jeremy McNeive, a spokesman for the util­ity.

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