Kansas City storms knock out power
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.