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Audio: Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs on the paths of tornados during Thursday night storms

Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reports there appears to have been two different tornado paths in Grundy County during storms the night of June 24th. He says one started at the south edge of Tindall and went east for about a mile and a half. The other path started near 37th and Onyx […]

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After winter cold snap drove up natural gas prices, utilities grapple with who should pay

(Missouri Independent) – Penalties that Spire Missouri issued to suppliers who failed to provide natural gas during a February cold snap that forced power outages across the Midwest could drive bills for hospitals, schools, and businesses to astronomical levels, according to a trio of complaints pending before state regulators. During the worst of the cold snap in February, […]

Food Safety Website

Don’t be left in the dark about food safety when the power goes out

When the power goes out, the clock starts ticking on the safety of your refrigerated and frozen foods. Meats, seafood, ice cream, cut produce and even leftover pizza can become susceptible to foodborne contaminants in just a few hours, said Londa Nwadike, food safety extension specialist for the University of Missouri and Kansas State University. […]

Evergy Website

Southwest Power Pool lifts requirements for electricity reductions; Evergy to restore power to affected customers as soon as possible

The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) lifted its requirement for the current emergency electricity reductions. Evergy will be restoring power to affected customers as soon as possible. The SPP continues to operate under emergency energy alerts as extended cold temperatures continue to strain the regional power grid, so may request additional outages as the severe weather […]

Power Outage

High winds caused power outages in Trenton

High winds contributed to power outages throughout Trenton Thursday morning, February 4th. Trenton City Administrator/Utility Director Ron Urton reports Trenton Municipal Utilities started receiving phone calls about lights blinking around 10:15. He explains the blinking was caused by high winds whipping power lines together, especially near the lake and along 28th Street where there is […]

Winter storm to bear down on northern Missouri on New Year’s Day

A Winter storm is expected to impact the area late Thursday night into Friday bringing accumulating snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Travel conditions will quickly deteriorate. All areas north of Highway 36 in northern Missouri are encompassed by either a Winter Weather Advisory or a Winter Storm Warning. Areas, where lighter snow and ice is […]

Winter Storm Watch

Winter Storm Watch in place for New Year’s Eve and New Years Day in northern and central Missouri; 1 to 3 inches of snow possible

(12/31/2020) -The article below is now out of date.  We have an updated article on the storm that is to pass through northern Missouri on New Year’s day, which is available HERE. The potential for a widespread winter storm could bring hazardous road conditions at the peak of New Year’s celebrations. A complex weather system […]

14 lineworkers from four Missouri towns heading to Louisiana for hurricane Delta response

Hometown electric line crews from four rural Missouri towns left to drive to Louisiana on Thursday evening. They’ll perform recovery work after Hurricane Delta hits. The Weather Channel reports hurricane warnings have been issued for much of southwest Louisiana, which was hammered by Hurricane Laura several weeks ago. Governor John Bel Edwards says Hurricane Laura […]

Power Outage

Afternoon thunderstorms cause power outages for Evergy customers

Grundy County Emergency Management, early in the afternoon, on Monday, August 10, 2020, reported thunderstorm related power outages for customers of Evergy, formerly KCP&L. An online map from earlier in the afternoon at 1:45 pm showed six outages collectively causing over 1,300 Evergy customers to lose power. Locations include, but not limited to Laredo, Chula, […]