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Monday, March 06, 2017

Wind Damage in Grandview MO

The severe storms have produced tree- utility line- and some structure damage in that southwestern Jackson county MO suburb.

Damage was reported to apartment buildings at 136th St. and White.

Numerous streets are blocked by fallen trees/branches and utility lines.

Some have fallen very near or on homes.

No injuries have been reported.

KCTV-5 reports this story the next day:

The National Weather Service has determined 80-mph straight-line winds damaged nearly 200 homes in Grandview and slammed the city’s industrial area.
Three commercial buildings have been deemed unsafe.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been in contact with Grandview Fire Chief Ron Graham who places preliminary damage estimates at about $5 million.
The Interstate 49 outer road southbound is closed from 135th Street to 140th Street as KCP&L crews work to replace snapped utility poles and downed power lines. A majority of the remaining power outages are in this area.
The fire department is concerned Tuesday's windy conditions could bring down power more lines weakened by Monday night’s storm and is warning residents to stay alert.
Public Works crews expect the clean up on city property and public right-of-way to take a few days.
Grandview residents wanting to know about a drop-off site for tree debris will need to call 816-316-4800 for the location.

Grandview storm damage by the numbers

  • 196 homes with minor damage
  • 27 homes with major damage
  • 3 commercial buildings deemed unsafe
  • Fire responded to 40+ calls within six hours - that’s an average week’s worth of calls
  • Two fires caused by downed power lines
  • 0 injuries


Pattongal said...

Thank you for this. It was the only report I read/saw of Grandview except on our own Grandview Facebook page.

Groucho K. Marx said...

You're quite welcome Pattongal.

I have family in Grandview and several radio scanners to hear what goes on there (and elsewhere). ;)

Rushd Lady said...

The neighborhood from Highgrove Road to 139th on the East side of 71/49 Hwy looks like a war zone. At one house, on 139th, the whole top of the tree was wretched free from the trunk and fell on the corner of the house. At another house on the same street, the tree was split in half, the branch landing on the van and made a new sun window in the roof. We picked up a stray trampoline in our backyard along with having the electricity pole yanked out of the back of our house,so no electricity or internet for two days. And that was from "straight-line winds?"