KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- KCP&L says this is the worst storm they've dealt with in 30 years and that includes all the ice storms.

At one point, as many as 170,000 people were without power and about 40,000 are still without and a good number of them are in Kansas City, Missouri.

Waldo was an area that was particularly hit hard, thanks in part to all the beautiful trees.

KCP&L says it expects work will continue until at least Thursday as multiple work crews from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri work to restore power.

In the meantime, people are growing weary, many of them have been without power since late Friday night or early Saturday.

"And now it's down to 22 and we are one of those 22. Yeah, we called this morning and they were very nice, but they said they'd move on to other areas where they have more people out," said Kaycie Goff, lost power.

Goff returned home to gather her cats and more belongings Monday when it became apparent it'll be a while before power is back.

“It's just frustrating to still be two of the 1,800 still out,” said Goff.

KCP&L says an increased stress on the trees has led to additional outages Monday, so they are bringing in crews from Nebraska and Arkansas Monday night. That means there will be about 2,000 workers in the metro Tuesday trying to get power restored.

Goff wasn’t the only one having a rough go of it.

Deborah Smith grew up in a house off 75th St. in Waldo and returned several years ago to care for her aging mother.

She was cooking dinner Saturday night when that old tree she never liked as a kid came within feet of crushing her childhood home.

"I happened to hear a weird noise at the door here and I looked, and I said mom the tree is coming down," said Smith.

The crash took out the fence, the neighbors garage and Smith's mothers wheelchair ramp.

"Kind of made it feel like an earthquake or something like that my mom said," expressed Smith.

Adding insult to injury, Smith and her mother are still without power.

"It's been very cold freezing and I know it's hard for her because she's 82," Smith voiced.

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