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Wind, heavy rain knocks out power to thousands across the metro

Posted at 4:39 AM, Jun 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-27 09:31:41-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 8:30 a.m. | Evergy crews have made significant progress in restoring power. As of 8:20 a.m., the number of customers without power had dropped to 1,745.

In the latest weather blog, 41 Action News meteorologist Jeff Penner says the rain will take a break this afternoon, but showers and thunderstorms are possible Saturday evening.

UPDATE, 7:20 a.m. | As of 7 a.m., Evergy reports roughly 30,000 customers without power across its service territory.

EARLIER | Wind and heavy rains moved through the metro about 3:00 Saturday morning, knocking out power to thousands.

Evergy reported 390 outages affecting 25,660 customers in many different neighborhoods just after 4:15 a.m.

BPU showed 10 outages affecting 137 customers, and Independence Power and Light only indicated two outages knocking out power to six customers.

More than an inch of rain was reported at our studios on the plaza in thirty minutes, with more rain on the way.