MCLOUTH (KSNT) – Thousands of Kansans have lost power Friday as severe weather moves through the northeast corner of the state.
Evergy’s Outage Map reported 1,060 outages around 5 p.m., with 39,599 of its customers briefly without power. That number then decreased to 36,826 people. Major concentrations of power outages include in Denison and near Holton, as well as a large stretch at the Kansas-Missouri border.
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The National Weather Service and local emergency crews reported a power pole on fire in McLouth, east of Nazarene Church. Another pole and its lines are also down, and firefighters are responding.
KSNT Storm Track Meteorologist Ryan Matoush was in Ozawkie after several trees were damaged from severe thunderstorms and straight line winds.
Severe thunderstorm warnings have crept across the upper areas of Northeast Kansas throughout the day. To keep track of what will happen with weather conditions next, visit KSNT News’ weather page.
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