I'm supposed to take a nap before the overnight shift starting at midnight- but the evening's thunderstorms have made that impossible so far...
First off- the BREAKING NEWS of one- and a possible 2nd killing on Kansas City's East Side.
It was reported at 8:32 p.m. in the 2700 block of Cypress- and 2 victims were found.
One is a yet-unidentified female human being who died at the scene- the other a male with a gunshot wound to his chest who was taken to a Metro trauma center in grave condition..
The other sig-news is the weather...the nighttime that came more than an hour before sunset....
Some areas received more than 2-inches of mostly needed rain in about that many hours.
There were no significant flooding issues- with just one reported water rescue in the Ruskin Heights area of KC-MO..
There have been no significant reports of wind damage other than tree and minor structural damage in Holt MO from an afternoon storm that caused a tornado waarning to be issued.
No tornado was sighted.
Then- there was all that lightning...
Around 8:45 p.m.- a KC-MO EMS unit was transporting a young woman who was reported as "an employee of Worlds Of Fun" to a Metro Northland hospital after she received a "shock from a lightning strike" on a nearby ride.
The patient's condition was described by a paramedic as good.
The most significant reported so far is a strike on a 3-story structure in Lawrence KS..
That bolt produced a fire- reported at 7:40 p.m. in the 400 block of Forest and the fire wasn't reported under control until 8:15 p.m..
No report of any significant injuries.
Other lightning strikes on homes or businesses have reportedly occurred from Lafayette- Johnson- Cass and Jackson counties in Missouri to Douglas- Leavenworth- Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas.
The severe storm watch runs until 10 p.m.- with weather radar showing the last severe line segment of storms moving east in the southern Metro with some scattered heavy storm cells north of the MO River.