Major power outages to over 69,000 people as severe storms causes devastation in Kansas, USA

A tree fell over in Cathy Breithaupt's yard in Rantoul, KS. (Submitted photo)
Thousands of people across the metro are in the dark after severe storms pounded the metro overnight.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, KCP&L said they currently have about 8,800 customers remaining without power.

During the span of the storm, KCP&L had about 69,000 customers without power. High winds in excess of 50 mph and wind gusts as high as 70 mph, as well as lightning, were the major causes of the outages.

Some of the most affected areas are Paola, Liberty and just south of Raytown.

“We have called in all our available linemen and tree crews including our contract crews and are working to restore our customers as quickly and safely as possible. However the lingering storms from this morning and the fact that the storm hit during the night may impact restoration times,” KCP&L said on their website.

A tree is down in a yard in Sugar Creek.

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