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Briarwood Elementary School is working to restore power in the building, but in the meantime, will continue to have class.
AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon relief effort following Hurricane Ian Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon waive fees and offer unlimited data for victims of Hurricane Ian. Share text to donate to relief efforts info.
Power outage leaves some Johnson County workers in the dark Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
Johnson County's Administration Building may close early. An unknown problem knocked out power to the building in Olathe.
Evergy says power plants, power grid ready as record summer heat continues Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
Excessive heat puts additional stress on these parts causing occasional equipment failures that cause power outages.
Evergy line damage causes power outage in Odessa, Missouri Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
Several Evergy transmission lines are down in Odessa causing a citywide power outage, according to the Odessa Police Department.
BLOG: Early morning severe weather leaves damage in parts of KC, thousands without power Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
A line of severe storms tore through the Kansas City area in the overnight hours, leaving a significant amount of damage and debris.
According to Evergy, thousands in the Kansas City metro are without power after loud storms and a possible tornado passed through the area.
A tram was stuck in the north leg of the Gateway Arch for at least two hours Friday.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A wave of severe weather swept through the St.Louis area at around noon. Ameren reports that there are power outages dotting the region. Over 6,000 customers are now in the dark. Ameren serves over 1.2 million customers in the region and power is expected to be restored soon. There is a […]
Power outage means early dismissal for Harrisonville students Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
Harrisonville school district is dismissing all students early because of a power outage that can't easily be fixed.
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Power Outage FAQs
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.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.