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Saturday, June 18, 2011

CSW BREAKING: Severe Storms With High Winds Bring Down trees- Power Lines

Winds of near hurricane force blew though Metro Kansas City- mostly of the southern portions- early Saturday morning.

As of 3 a.m.- around 40000 customers of the K.C. Power & Light (KCP&L) were without electricity.

The most severe damage sounded to be in South-Midtown and south KC-MO- Grandview- Belton- Raymore and Harrisionville MO- where there was the report of at least one building damaged.

At least 4 house fires- in Overland Park- Grandview- Raymore and KC-MO were attributed to the storm.

No injuries were reported.

In Paola KS- a tree reportedly fell into a house at "9 Brookside Drive" with at least one occupant of the house reported "trapped" at 1:27 a.m..

There was no word on injuries there.

Thunderstorms continue this morning from central Kansas into central Missouri- where a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until after dawn.

There are additional severe storm chances later today- Monday into Tuesday across Metro and MetroRegion Kansas City- according to the NWS' Storm Prediction Center in Norman Oklahoma.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Man I knew I was tired but I slept right through all this. Remember waking for at sec around 1:30 and going right back to sleep after seeing it was lightning.

I knew was a watch but when I went to bed around 11 I as well as you thought stuff would slide to the south guess we was wrong.