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Friday, August 19, 2011

MetroRegion Kansas City NEWS: Missouri State Fair Back On- Thousands More Still Without Electricity from Overnight Storms

As stated in an earlier post at CSW- Metro and MetroRegion Kansas City were smacked by powerful thunderstorms that swept south from Iowa and Nebraska.

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.

Storm damage was also reported in Topeka KS and St. Joseph MO..

As of 3:13 p.m.- a KCP&L map showing where the power outages are and how many.

Notice the reds- 1000 to 4999 (electrical meters) out in the given area- covering Sedalia- St. Joseph and (not shown) Maryville MO as well as a small area in the 66208 Zip Code- Overland Park- Prairie Village and Leawood.

More storms are expected again overnight in Metro Kansas City- particularily areas near and north of U.S. 50 & 54 highways in Missouri and Interstate 70 in Kansas.

Torrential- possibly flash-flooding rainfalls are the primary threat- with damaging- power-cutting lightning strikes also a big concern.

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.


The Observer said...

I think we in the southland got off comparatively light--a windy thunderstorm.

Not even that much thunder.

I do appreciate the rain, even if I do have to mow now.

The Observer

Anonymous said...

Well at home we got little of anything.

At work different story guessing damage at this point between 45 and 50k.

Major damage in the 67th and Mission road area.