Heavy rains leave power outages behind - KCTV5 News

Heavy rains leave power outages behind

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Power outages are leaving many people in the dark Thursday morning after a storm packing heavy rain and strong winds moved through the area, knocking out service to thousands.

Crews are out in full force, restoring power to about 7,000 homes around the metro.

Kansas City Board of Public Utilities has about 1,200 customers without power as of 7 a.m.

As for Kansas City Power & Light, about 3,300 people on the Kansas side report having no electricity and just more than 2,000 customers on the Missouri side.

It was a record-setting rainfall for Kansas City.

The Kansas City International Airport picked up 3.47" of rain, breaking the previous rain record of 1.77" set back in 1959.

It was the second single heaviest rain event since 2008. The heaviest rain fell south and east of the metro with Clinton, MO, picking up over 8" of rain in the last 12 hours.

At the height of the storm, water was pouring along Johnson Drive in Mission. Along with the storm, there was a lot of wind and lightning.

A large tree, possibly hit by lightning, landed on truck near West 58th Street and Woodson Road in Mission.

Copyright 2014 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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