Typical Summer rain and some downed branches bring down the exceptionally fragile local grid. Here's more deets on the aftermath and a reason to CONSIDIDER KCP&L's constant demand for rate hikes and less regulation when longtime residents note a decline in service overall.
Here's the aftermath:
Power FAIL Cont'd Into Afternoon
About 45,000 Kansas City Power & Light customers were still without power as of 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, mostly in Clay, Jackson, and Johnson counties. That's down from a high of 138,000 after a night of heavy winds, prolific lightning, and hard rain.
The Rain REALLY Wasn't So bad
Wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour were reported.
Pix Of Dead Trees
A severe thunderstorm blew through the region Saturday night, leaving in its wake a path of destruction in the form of downed power lines, broken branches, uprooted trees, and knocking out power to over 100,000 people in the KC metro.
Dead-Tree Doesn't Question Excuses
Chuck Caisley with KCP&L explains how crews are trying to restore power to the thousands of people in the KC metro area after strong storms moved through Saturday night.
Kansas City Free Ice!!!
Here is some information we have found for those without power due to Saturday night's storms. At their peak, outage numbers reached up to over 115,000 people without power. At 3 p.m., KCP&L said: "Power to 90,000 customers restored, with 50,000 without power. We expect outages to last into tomorrow."
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .