KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Crews are working across the metro to clean up and reopen streets after an EF-1 tornado hit the metro overnight.

Evergy and power crews are also working to repair power poles, fix damaged power lines, and turn the lights back on to customers.

If you see downed power lines, or haven’t reported damage blocking city streets, here’s how to handle each situation, depending on where you live.

Evergy said to assume any downed power lines are live and to call 911 immediately, no matter where you live. The same is true if you smell natural gas.




  • City crews are working on clearing trees and debris to make them passable, but believe they’ve cleared all public streets at this point.
  • Staff members are working on a plan for ongoing cleanup and will release information about opportunities for debris disposal later today.
  • Evergy said customers can report power outages online or by phone. Customers can also check for an estimated restoration time by looking at Evergy’s power outage map.

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  • If you have a tree or limb down in the street in your area, please report it via the IndepNow App or at indep.us/indepnow.
  • If you have not already, report power outages by calling 816-325-7550. Please call for outages at your residence or place of business only.


Kansas City, Mo.