Nearly 11,000 customers were without power after thunderstorms hit parts of Missouri and Kansas.
Parts of the Kansas City metro were placed under a thunderstorm watch Wednesday afternoon. In addition to rain, The National Weather service reported that 50 mile-per-hour winds hit parts of southern Kansas City.
According to estimates from several utility companies, the storm knocked out power to approximately 10,998 customers. At one point Wednesday, KCP&L said 4,621 of its Kansas City customers are without power.
Power outages by utility:
- KCP&L: 3,262
- BPU: 288
- IPL: 565
- Westar Energy: 2,600
There also multiple reports of trees falling over in Kansas City metro. A tree fell on a house at 2300 Brighton and a tree reportedly snapped in half near the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law building.