Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued May 20 at 3:36PM CDT expiring May 20 at 8:00PM CDT in effect for: Barry, Barton, Benton, Camden, Cedar, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Miller, Morgan, Newton, Polk, Saint Clair, Vernon
Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued May 20 at 3:32PM CDT expiring May 20 at 8:00PM CDT in effect for: Bates, Henry
Power outages were reported across the KC metro area. Early Saturday morning, thousands were without power.
At the peak, KCPL had about 32,000 outages. About 10,000 of them were in St. Joseph, Missouri. On the Kansas side, BPU is down from 10,000 to 7,500 outages. Weststar had about 10,000 outages.
A viewer, who wanted to remain anonymous, sent video of trees in her backyard in western Shawnee, Kansas. She said they "literally snapped in half."
Debris pickup and clean up
All three Kansas City, Missouri Leaves and Brush drop-off sites will be open this week at no charge to city residents, according to the KC City Manager. Residents are asked to bring ID for entry. The drop off sites are at 11660 N Main Street (NE corner of Northeast Cookingham Drive and North main Street), 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway, and 10301 Raytown Road.
The City of Shawnee organized a branch and limb drop-off at Johnson Drive and Renner Road for residents.
Lenexa residents can dispose of downed tree limbs and other storm debris at the Lenexa Municipal Services Center at 7700 Cottonwood Street. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23. They ask for tree damage only; no construction debris will be accepted. You must be a Lenexa resident, and you will be asked to show proof of residency.
Olathe will offer free storm debris pickup. To schedule a time, call 913-971-9311.
Independence is opening the Drop-Off Depot for storm-related debris on June 23. The Depot is at 875 Vista Avenue, and it will accept tree limbs and brush through July 2. The City of Independence says it's for residential storm debris only and no yard waste or trash will be accepted. Citizens will need to provide proof of residency. The service is free of charge.
Drop-Off Depot hours:
June 23: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
June 24 & 25: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
June 26 - 30: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
July 1 & 2: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Residents in Olathe also saw damage. Viewer Eric Ross sent us a photo of a tree down on Indian Creek Parkway.
STORM DAMAGE: Viewer Eric Ross sent us this photo of down trees in Indian Creek Parkway in Olathe, Kansas. pic.twitter.com/j9y63jYXRT