A second round of thunderstorms hit the Prairie Village area overnight, causing a fresh wave of power outages, putting additional strain on an already overbooked KCP&L repair crews.
The utility company’s outage map on Saturday morning showed that nearly 2,000 customers were without power between the 66208 and 66205 zip codes. Fully 17 percent of homes in the 66205 area code were without power. Before Saturday morning’s storms, crews had managed to restore power to approximately 80 percent of the 119,000 homes affected by the storm Thursday night
The good news is that Saturday’s early morning storms came without the 100 mile per hour winds that snapped branches from trees, felled power lines, and in some cases simply knocked trunks in half:
Prairie Village has set up a storm debris drop site in the Porter Park parking lot. The city will take take tree limbs there through 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. Residents with questions about the debris drop off can call Prairie Village Public Works during normal work hours at (913) 385-4640.
KCP&L’s dry ice distribution staff did a brisk business yesterday in the Corinth Hen House parking lot, where some residents had been without power for nearly 18 hours as they took measures to salvage the contents of their fridges and freezers: