Thousands In Kansas City Area Lose Power After Storms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Thousands of people were without power in the Kansas City area after severe thunderstorms moved through the area overnight Saturday.

Some power outages have lingered into Monday before everyone regains electricity. The storms that began Saturday generated winds gusts up to 70 mph that knocked down trees and power lines.

At the height of the storm, 112,000 customers lost power.

8,000 customers in Independence, Missouri were knocked offline, and nearly 14,000 in Kansas City, Kansas lacked power.

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