Aftermath: Kansas City Debris Dropoff Sites And Scams Debut After Severe Storm & Tornado

Today most of the news concerned rain and a tornado last night.

The most useful tidbit concerns leaf & brush drop-off.

Along with some concern about early warning systems and sirens that many didn't hear. 

The local angle . . .

The City’s Drop-off Depot will accept limbs and brush for free on Saturday, June 11, from 8A-3P at 875 Vista Ave. The city is evaluating the need for additional dates and times and will share those accordingly. Kansas City: All three leaf/brush drop off sites will be open Monday through Saturday from 6/9 - 6/25 to drop off storm debris (limbs, branches, etc.). You must prove KCMO residency.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

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National Weather Service: EF-1 tornado tracked 14 miles through Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Preliminary indications from the National Weather Service indicate a tornado tracked for 14 miles in the early morning hours Wednesday through Johnson County, Kansas, and Jackson County, Missouri.

Where's the alert? A look at phone notifications after KC-area tornadoes

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - What woke you up overnight? Was it the storms, sirens or an alert from your phone? If you're asking yourself "What alert on your phone?" Well, you're not alone. Many Kansas City-area residents complained they didn't get phone notifications they thought would warn them of severe weather and Wednesday's tornados.

'Quickly moving' storm impacts siren timing in Johnson County

OLATHE, Kan. - The KSHB 41 I-Team is finding out whether the tornado sirens worked when the storm moved through the Kansas City area during the early morning hours on Wednesday. RELATED | EF-1-rated storm causes damage in Johnson County, Kansas, Jackson County, Missouri The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning at 1:21 a.m.

Videos: Damage reported after overnight storms across Kansas City

LENEXA, Kan. - Home and property owners are beginning to asses the damage following a tornado that moved through the metro overnight. The National Weather Service said preliminary results are in and it believes an EF-1 tornado hit Johnson County and then traveled into Jackson County early Wednesday morning.

Homeowners, crews clean up after tornado damage in Leawood

LEAWOOD, Kan. - Homeowners near West 95th Street and Belinder Road in Leawood are in the process of cleaning up and repairing damage Wednesday after an EF-1 tornado blew through during the early-morning hours. Several homes suffered tree and wind damage along Canterbury Street near West 95th Street.

Johnson County works to clean up after being hit hard by tornado producing storms

Evergy crews have been working hard to restore power in Leawood, Kansas, and across Johnson County after a night of Tornado producing storms.95th street has been shut down for hours and will be shut down for several more.Crews say there's a lot of work left to be done.

Share your 'Tornado Tale' to help improve alerts

Posted: Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Thousands of homeowners are cleaning up after the National Weather Service reported two tornadoes hit parts of the metro. Now scientists want to hear more about your experience during severe weather. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration just launched an online survey called Tornado Tales.

Striking videos captures tornado that touched down near Kansas City

The National Weather Service will be conducting a damage survey along the 95th Street Corridor in Overland Park, Kansas, after a tornado-warned storm passed through the area early Wednesday.In classic midwestern fashion, some area residents couldn't help but head to their front doors to capture a bit of the storm forming overhead.

Drone video shows storm damage along 95th Street in Leawood

LEAWOOD, Kan. - The overnight storm system caused a massive mess around the northern area of Leawood. Downed trees, limbs and power lines from the storm forced Leawood police to close West 95th Street between Mission Road and Lee Boulevard. Several other side streets in that area are also closed because of storm damage.

KCK woman, Lenexa man continue cleanup after homes damaged in storms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Francine Ingram woke up to an unpleasant surprise on Wednesday morning after storms tore through the Kansas City area overnight. The strength of the storms knocked a tree over into her home. Ingram told KSHB 41 News that the impact of the fall caused a piece of the tree to tear into the middle of her home.

Overland Park opening storm debris drop-off site for residents

Overland Park said it will open a storm debris drop-off site Sunday and Monday for residents affected by the severe weather.The city said the storm debris can be dropped off at Overland Park Parks Headquarters at 11921 Hardy. It will be open for storm debris on Sunday and Monday from 8 a.m.

Where to drop off storm debris after tornados hits Kansas City area

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Thousands of homeowners have some work ahead after reported EF-1 and EF-2 tornados caused miles of damage early Wednesday morning. Cities are already planning how to help out and get neighborhoods back to normal. Homeowners will be allowed to dispose of storm debris and limbs in the following ways, depending on the cities where they live.

Storms that caused tornado hit Kansas City church

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Like many across the Kansas City area early Wednesday morning, Jim West woke up to the sound of sirens blaring. "I was already in bed, my kids woke me up, we went down to the basement, sirens went off," he said.

Kansas City residents come together to cleanup damage after overnight storms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was a whirlwind of a Wednesday for residents across the Kansas City area, as they were tasked with cleaning up from last night's severe weather . There was a widespread sense of relief that no one was hurt, even as people assessed damage.

'I knew God took care of me': Platte County man thankful after tree crashes through bedroom

Cleanup is well under way in Platte County after the storms took down trees and power lines. KMBC's Andy Alcock spoke to one man who had a close call with one of his own trees."All of a sudden I heard this bang, bang, bang.

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