Power Outage in Topeka, KS

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Topeka Power Outages Caused by Weather


May 17, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power out, estimated 60 to 65 mph wind gusts.

Menoken - Menoken
December 15, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

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

Pauline - Pauline
May 21, 2019 - Tornado

This segment of the tornado track moved through rural northern Shawnee County beginning just ENE of Rossville and tracking NNE doing damage to tree limbs and power poles along a narrow path as it moved into southern Jackson County.

Rossville - Grove
July 19, 2018 - Thunderstorm Wind

Social media pictures of multiple business signs and power poles down on 29th street between Fairlawn and Wanamaker.

Menoken - Menoken
June 30, 2018 - Thunderstorm Wind

A 20 inch diameter tree limb fell on a house and took a power line down.

Topeka - Topeka


January 17, 2020

A mix of snow, sleet and mainly freezing rain fell across all of the area during the early morning hours of January 17th. Most observation sites measured anywhere from two tenths to nearly four tenths of flat ice accumulation from this event. Impacts did include some sporadic power outages and hazardous travel conditions. However, air temperatures rose to above freezing by mid to late morning on January 17th mitigating more severe impacts.

August 8, 2015

During the early morning hours of the 8th a powerful storm developed in north central KS. As it moved southeastward it began to strengthen as it approached I-70. It then proceeded to move across Topeka causing 70 to 90 mph winds and damage to trees and power lines.

October 1, 2014

On the afternoon of Oct 1st a very unstable air mass as well as favorable winds moved into northeast KS. Several disturbances in the mid levels caused severe supercell thunderstorms to develop along a cold front draped across the region. These storms produced hail larger than golf balls and went through populated cities. There were also damaging winds mainly to trees. Luckily the lowest level winds were not stronger otherwise tornadoes would have been a possibility. ||The next morning a severe storm formed in central KS and moved eastward through northeast KS. This storm had damaging winds and large hail. Several cities reported significant damage including power poles and lines down, roof damage, and broken windows from this storm.

July 7, 2014

On the evening of July 7th a very unstable air mass was in place as a line of thunderstorms formed in southern Nebraska. These storms were responsible for 70 to 80 mph winds across a large portion of northeast Kansas. Many trees and power lines fell down in several local towns and cities. In some cases these large trees damaged homes and vehicles.

June 5, 2014

On the morning of June 5th a weakening MCS moved into eastern KS. As it did a particularly strong wake developed on the trailing edge of the light rain. The strong winds did damage trees and power lines across a widespread area.


Red Cross offers tips to keep Kansans safe, warm as temperature drops Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

As temperatures across NE Kansas are expected to drastically drop, the Red Cross has offered tips to keep residents safe and warm.

Nov 10, 2022

Topeka residents without power after fire Open Navigation Close Navigation

TOPEKA (KSNT) - Over 1,000 costumers were without power in Topeka Saturday afternoon.

Oct 29, 2022

Update: I-70 reopened after truck hits pole, causes power outage in Topeka Open Navigation Close Navigation

TOPEKA (KSNT) - A power outage has been reported for an area of Northwest Topeka by Evergy.

Oct 27, 2022

Power restored on Danish island; outage was 'local fault'

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A power outage briefly hit the Danish Baltic Sea island of Bornholm Monday. Authorities initially said that an underwater

Oct 10, 2022

Power outage at Austin airport leads to flight delays Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

An early morning power outage Wednesday at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport caused flight delays that continued even after electricity was restored.

Sep 7, 2022

Power back on for most customers after large outage early Monday in southeast Topeka Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

A large power outage affecting nearly 2,000 Evergy customers was reported early Monday in southeast Topeka.

Aug 8, 2022

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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.

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Topeka, Kansas

City Topeka
County Shawnee
State Kansas (KS)
Country United States
Zip Codes 66601, 66603, 66604, 66605, 66606, 66607, 66608, 66609, 66610, 66611

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