Storm knocks out power for thousands in KC area

Posted at 3:41 PM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 19:45:14-04

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.