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Severe storms, strong winds rip through Kansas City metro area

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Posted at 11:05 PM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-07 17:19:31-05

Storms rolled through our area on Monday evening, toppling trees, trailers and ripped off siding from homes. 

On Monday evening, parts of Kansas and Missouri experienced severe weather, from flash floods to tornado warnings. 

Storm Damage

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The first round of weather watches were issued around 3 p.m. Shortly after, a line of thunderstorms formed. Then several tornado warnings were issued for the Kansas City metro area and surrounding area. 

Related link: What's the difference between a watch and warning? 

Just under 5,000 customers were without power on Tuesday in Kansas and Missouri. 

Tornado sirens began to ring in areas from Grandview, Missouri...

 

 

To South Kansas City.

 

 

OAK GROVE

Dozens of homes were damaged due to the severe weather. 

 

 

A local woman told 41 Action News she and her family were able to get into the basement before the storm hit. "It was so quick," she said. "We heard glass, we heard the roof." 

 

JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS

Reporter Andres Gutierrez went to Johnson County, Kansas where there were reports of damaged homes due to the storm. About a dozen homes were obliterated, some were ripped right off their foundations.

 

 

Johnson County Executive Airport, located at 151st Street and Pflumm Road, was shutdown due to storm damage. 

 

 

TRIMBLE, MISSOURI

Reporter Ariel Rothfield was en route to Trimble, Missouri where there were strong winds and lighting. 

 

 

PLATTE CITY, MISSOURI

While reporter Lisa Benson was heading to Platte City, Missouri, she came across an accident involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 435.

 

 

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

The manager at Dannie Dunn Designs in Westport told 41 Action News reporter Tom Dempsey wind blew out the store front window. 

 

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