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Emporia Power Outages Caused by Weather


September 17, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Numerous tree limbs and power lines down. One house had a tree fall onto the roof.

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December 15, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

Report of several power poles snapped.

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December 15, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

Tree limbs 3 inches in diameter broken, power poles broken.

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August 30, 2019 - Thunderstorm Wind

Numerous trees and power lines down.

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August 21, 2019 - Thunderstorm Wind

Two power poles down near Industrial drive.

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September 7, 2012

Several thunderstorms formed across northeast and east central Kansas on September 7, 2012. Much of the damage was confined to areas of Lyon, Coffey, and Anderson Counties as a bow-echo thunderstorm formed across Lyon County and moved eastward bringing 60+ mph winds and causing damage to trees, power lines, and outbuildings. Aside from the strong wind these storms produced some 1 inch hail.

April 14, 2011

A powerful storm brought a bout of severe weather to Kansas on April 14th. Severe thunderstorms including supercell storms developed ahead of a dryline and cold front during the afternoon. Moisture was a limiting factor in the coverage and overall intensity of the storms however there was at least one brief tornado and several other funnel clouds that were documented across north central Kansas during the afternoon.

June 27, 2008

The covective system that developed over northern Missouri during the evening of the 27th dropped southeastward, and into the Topeka warning area. The line of storms was sustained by the increasing low level jet. The storms were able to push out strong wind gusts across east central Kansas. The most significantly impacted town was Gridley, where several power poles were snapped. Power was out in town until the following afternoon.

April 13, 2007

An upper level low pressure system slid across the Central Plains Friday, the afternoon of the 13th, through Saturday, the morning of the 14th. Rain fell throughout the day Friday across Northeast Kansas. Up to 3 inches of rain was reported to have fallen, before snow and thundersnow mixed in with the rain during the late evening hours Friday, primarily south of Interstate 70. Local snowfall totals ranged from a trace across Shawnee, Douglas, Wabaunsee, and Geary counties, up to 6 inches in Coffey County. Slushy, snow covered roads and heavy rainfall caused numerous traffic accidents and localized power outages across the region over the course of the event. Minor tree damage was also noted in Franklin county, where gusty winds combined with the heavy rain and snow to weaken and break limbs.

September 21, 2006

Strong winds occurred over parts of the county warning area through most of the day. Many small limbs and a couple of small trees were downed. Extensive tree and property damage was noted. Westar Energy reported that power outages were widespread due to the broken limbs falling on power lines. Gusts of 40 knots were measured but gusts near 50 knots more than likely occurred over open country. This was inferred by the extent of power outages across the area.


Power outage noted in, near Olpe | KVOE

A combination of around 30 Evergy and 4 Rivers customers have lost power near Olpe. 4 Rivers customers began c...

Sep 6, 2022

Power outage for downtown, south-central Emporia largely restored | KVOE

Evergy says a downed power line was responsible for Thursday's outage that covered much of downtown Emporia an...

Sep 1, 2022

Evergy planning power outage for portions of Greenwood County beginning Thursday evening | KVOE

A scheduled power outage is coming to portions of Greenwood County Thursday evening. According to a post on th...

Aug 25, 2022

8-hour power outage impacts Topeka residents Open Navigation Close Navigation

TOPEKA (KSNT) - Residents in a Southeast Topeka neighborhood have been without power for several hours on Friday due to maintenance issues.

Jun 24, 2022

WEATHER: Storm-related power outages fully restored in Greenwood County | KVOE

Nearly two full days after damaging thunderstorms blasted through Greenwood County, Evergy has finished restor...

Jun 11, 2022

WEATHER: Evergy restores power to customers in northeast Lyon County following early-Friday storms | KVOE

Evergy customers have had power restored in northeast Lyon County after storms led to a significant outage Fri...

Jun 10, 2022

WEATHER: Storm and flood watches issued for portions of listening area through Tuesday morning; Tornado watch canceled for Lyon and most surrounding counties | KVOE

Heavy thunderstorms have dropped extremely heavy rain and various sizes of hail across parts of the KVOE liste...

May 30, 2022

High-speed car crash causes power outages in Topeka | KSNT 27 News Open Navigation Close Navigation

TOPEKA (27 NEWS) – According to a spokeswoman for Evergy, around 3,700 Evergy customers are without power Sunday afternoon. Topeka Police say the outage was caused when a speeding driver hit another car going westbound on 29th and Wanamaker. The speeding car ran into the other car and sent it into a pole. Police say […]

Mar 27, 2022

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What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

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Emporia, Kansas

City Emporia
County Lyon
State Kansas (KS)
Country United States
Zip Codes 66801

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