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Storms roll through the metro, knocking out power to thousands

Storms roll through the metro, knocking out power to thousands
Storms roll through the metro, knocking out power to thousands
Storms roll through the metro, knocking out power to thousands
Posted at 6:54 AM, Aug 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-18 23:13:25-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Storms rolled through the metro overnight, bringing wind, rain and knocking out power to thousands.

A few trees and power lines were reported down in Overland Park.

"When I woke up this morning and I heard a chainsaw, which gave me a clue there were some trees down in the neighborhood and I looked out the window and saw my entire patio was covered by a 15 to 20 foot tree limb," Overland Park resident Larry Bigus said.

41 Action News caught some damage at Blue Valley North High School as some mats tumbled toward the fence, some toppled over to the other side.

The forceful winds blew through overnight as many were trying to sleep.

"Woke me up in the middle of the night because my room is right next to it (fallen tree limb) and so I looked out my window and just saw a huge branch right in front of it, and I was kind of a little freaked out," Justin Nicholas said.

No serious injuries have been reported.

At 6:00 a.m. Sunday, KCP&L reported 154 outages, affecting 5,163 customers.

Westar showed 168 outages, knocking out power to 3,109 customers.

BPU reported only 10 outages and 158 customers, and Independence Power and Light reported 154 outages, affecting 150 customers.