Kansas City Breezy Postscript: They Call The Wind Maria

Apropos for #TBT, we're reminded of the 1951 musical Paint Your Wagon and They Call The Wind Maria belted out by the incomparable Bob Goulet which inspires this roundup of reports on the windy day this week . . .

Power restored to more than 200k Kansas, Missouri customers following massive outage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The power is restored to hundreds of thousands of Evergy customers across Kansas and Missouri after widespread high winds, but it may be Saturday before things return to normal for everyone. At the height of the outage yesterday, Evergy said it had nearly 260,000 customers in the dark.

Kansas National Guard to help put out fires in parts of state

After a night of storms, lightning and broke power lines on Wednesday, the Kansas National Guard and Kansas Forest Service are being deployed to help put out fires that have sprung up in central and western parts of the state.

Missouri seeking disaster relief after deadly storms hit state

by: Brian Dulle Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Governor Mike Parson announced Thursday that Missouri has begun the process to get federal disaster relief for the state in response to severe storms and deadly tornadoes that swept across the state on Friday, Dec. 10.

Storms caused some delays at KCI Airport Wednesday

Wednesday's storms forced air traffic control to evacuate the tower at Kansas City International Airport. This meant no flights could land or take off at the airport for about an hour.One college student was trying to make it to her sister in Oregon. She said she got to the airport about 4 p.m.

Teen injured after being struck by falling tree branch in Shawnee

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Thursday presented the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award for valor in combat, to three soldiers who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq. Two were recognized posthumously. "Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude today as we honor the unparalleled courage, the commitment to duty, and the indispensable, indisputable gallantry," Biden said at a White House ceremony.

KC metro winds reached up to 77 mph, as over 65,000 in the region now without power. Delays expected.

EVERGY has been making progress on the number of people without power. Current EVERGY outages stand at just over 65,000, as of 8:20 a.m. ORIGINAL STORY FROM THURSDAY MORNING (DEC. 16): KANSAS CITY METRO (KCTV) -- As the sun rose Thursday morning, over 80,000 people in the region were left without power, including more than 26,000 people in and around the Kansas City metro.

LIVE BLOG: Wind storm leaves damage, prompts cleanup Thursday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - 3:00 p.m. | Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday that he begun seeking federal disaster assistance for the state in response to the severe weather that took place Wednesday. The request Parson has sent to the Federal Emergency Management Agency focuses on Dunklin, Pemiscot and Reynolds Counties.

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