KMBC 9 meteorologists issued an alert day for scattered thunderstorms that rocked the Kansas City metro area Friday afternoon and evening.
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The strong winds left nearly 200,000 without power.
12:09 p.m. — The number of metro residents without power continues to fall. There are just around 70,000 metro homes without power, down from the peak total of approximately 173,000 homes impacted.
Evergy said it was the larges storm outage they’ve experienced in at least five years.
Crews are still working across the clock.
Here’s a county-by-county look:
- Johnson: 31,406
- Jackson: 20,467
- Wyandotte: 8,019
- Clay: 4,602
- Douglas: 2,355
- Leavenworth: 407
- Platte: 449
- Cass: 910
- Miami: 5
7:30 a.m. — Evergy has reduced the number of metro residents without power. About 90,000 households remain in the dark.
10:22 p.m. — There was some progress made on Friday night on power outages by the utility companies. At its peak, the Kansas City metro area had around 173,000 customers without power. That number has decreased to around 117,000 as of Friday night.
8:49 p.m. — Blue Springs, Missouri said 22 trees were brought down by the powerful storms on Friday.
8:14 p.m. — Evergy says over 1,000 employees are assisting on restoring power in the metro area. They said they are also seeking assistance from neighboring utilities in Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado and Iowa.
7:49 p.m. — The Kansas City Fire Department responded to about 200 calls from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., according to a spokesperson. There were no injuries during two fires the department worked. There were high water car rescues, elevator rescues, crashes, trees down and power lines damaged.
7:08 p.m. — KMBC 9 crews were all over the metro Friday reporting on storm damage.