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Residents of a Northland neighborhood thankful everyone is safe after storm causes extensive damage

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One neighborhood in the Northland is having a difficult time navigating the streets because of all the downed tree limbs, but residents of the neighborhood say they are thankful no one was injured when trees and power lines came crashing down.

At northeast 38th and North Michigan there are big trees blocking streets throughout the Sunset Dixon Neighborhood.

The storm rolled through just after 2 a.m. and caused a giant hackberry tree to come crashing down. Amanda Tipton says it shook her house. She looked out her front door to find the tree blocking her escape. Luckily, Tipton she was able to get out through a back door. The large tree crushed a street light, flagpole and landed on top of one car parked in the driveway.

"I have three little girls so none of the house got tore up, and you know it's still standing," Tipton said. "Nobody got hurt, so that's all I'm thankful for is that everybody is okay."

Kansas City Power and Light says it's working to restore service to about 1,500 customers, many of them in the Sunset Dixon neighborhood. Many residents have even broke out generators to get them through until power poles can be replaced. A neighbor tells FOX 4 it looked like the Fourth of July with transformers popping overnight.

"I just didn't think it was this bad of damage," said Charlie Maurin. "I'm very fortunate. It missed the house from the way the direction of the wind everything came away from the house."

A lot of debris already has been cleaned up by those who live in the area due to the great cooperation of neighbor helping neighbor.