Thousands in KC metro still without power after weekend storms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Winds up to 70 mph ripped through the Kansas City metro area this weekend. 

Trees littered the streets, and thousands were without power. According to KCP&L, more than 21,000 residents are without power. 

They say 90 percent of residents should have power back by midnight, but some could be without it through Wednesday.

There are 1,200 workers out right now, including subcontractors and crews from surrounding states.

One of the harder hit areas was a neighborhood at 91st and Slater. Many people in Overland Park and across the metro said the storm sounded like a train. They could hear branches and debris hit their homes as they took cover. 

Storm damage photos

Several homes in Hyde Park are also still without power on Monday. We're finding out KCP&L's plan to restore power to the neighborhood and others. 

Click here for a list of where you can take your storm debris in the KC metro

On Sunday, Kansas City Power & Light restored power to 90,000 customers after thunderstorms knocked out electricity for thousands in the Kansas city metro.

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 An estimated 150,000 people lost power due to the storms. 

On Sunday, KCP&L estimated that 45,000 of its customers were still without power. The City of Independence said it had about 6,500 customers without power and many may require "house by house attention."

At about 2 a.m. Sunday, two Kansas City, Kansas firefighters were treated for an electrical shock after responding to a house fire. They were taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure.

Kansas City Power & Light said restoration will be a multi-day event.

KCP&L volunteers distributed dry ice, electric safety information, and restoration updates to those affected at the Lowe's at 4960 Roe Blvd. in Roeland Park, Kan. They distributed two tons of dry ice before running out. Company officials said they are trying to find more.

KCP&L said it had 180 lineman and contractors working and had reached out to neighboring utilities for assistance.

The City of Independence opened the Sherman Center for residents there to get out of the heat, take a shower, and charge their devices while restoration is underway.

Shawnee will open a debris drop-off location for residents there.

Debris drop-off

Lenexa

  • Municipal Services Center - 7700 Cottonwood St.
  • 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. from July 24 to July 28
  • Proof of Lenexa residence is required.
  • Residents who can't bring their storm debris to the drop-off site should check with their trash haulers, as yard waste pick-up service is required to be offered with all trash service.

Overland Park

  • Young's Pool - 8421 W. 77th Street
  • 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. from July 23 to July 30
  • Proof of Overland Park residence is required. Debris from commercial vehicles will not be accepted. 

Shawnee

  • SW Corner of Johnson Dr. and Renner Rd.
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 23

This list will be updated as we learn more. 

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