Thousands Lose Power After Overnight Storms

By Mike Nielson |

Published 06/04 2014 06:16AM

Updated 06/04 2014 07:14AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Around 1,200 St. Joseph homes woke up without power Wednesday morning after overnight storms dumped massive amounts of rain and left damage across the region.

At the height of the outage, Kansas City Power & Light reports that 23,908 households in northwest Missouri lost power, including Tarkio and Rock Port where the Atchison County Sheriff's Office say falling trees took down power lines and cut off power to most of the community.

They say an additional 2,500 KCP&L customers throughout northwest Missouri are also still without power this morning.

Click here to see KCP&L's outage map.

Meanwhile, across the border in Kansas, Westar Energy says that over 5,000 homes had their power knocked out at the height of the storm.

Westar Energy customers in the Brown County area around Hiawatha were hit hardest by the outage and they say 2,500 homes are still waiting to have their power restored this morning.

Neither company gave an estimate for when power would be restored, but said it should be back on by this afternoon.

Stay with KQ2 throughout the day for more on the damage left behind last night's storm.

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