High winds caused the electricity to go out for many Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) customers- estimated as high as 120000 out by dawn- and a recent KCP&L outage map (shown here) indicates power is still out to thousands.
The storm has caused a long delay in today's opening of the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.
Storm winds caused evacuations of campers to permanent structures- and damage to trees and power lines- but no injuries according to The SEDALIA (MO) DEMOCRAT.
It's the extensive power line damage that has the fair still closed as of 2 p.m. Friday afternoon.
The thunderstorms should be fairly strong/heavy where they fall- but no severe storm threat is indicated by the NWS-SPC within 75 miles of Downtown KC-MO at this time.