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Mon(day).”The cities with the most outages in the morning included Kansas City, with 30,131 customers without power; Gladstone, 4,322; Blue Springs, 3,644; Overland Park, 2,833; Shawnee, 1,818; and Raytown, 1,355. As of Sunday afternoon, more than 34,000 remained without power. KCP&L said it expected that some customers would be without power into Monday evening.Independence Power & Light reported that more than 700 customers were without power Sunday morning. The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Public Utilities reported that more than 5,400 customers were without power.KCP&L crews and lineman from Oklahoma and Colorado continue to assist with restoration, restoring over 40,000 customers in the last 12 hours pic.twitter.com/aVm8NNsF98— KCP&L (@KCPLConnect) June 18, 2017A weak tornado was part of the storm that moved through the area Saturday night. The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill said on Twitter that an EF-0 tornado touched down about 9:47 p.m. northeast of Oak Grove. The tornado traveled about 5 miles, causing tree and shingle damage.In Kansas City, the Boulevardia festival in Kansas City’s Stockyards District ended early Saturday night when the arriving storms damaged tents and fences.On Sunday, Shawnee residents waited in long lines to get rid of debris at a city drop-off point.“I’ve been here for an hour and 15 minutes so far,” said Jim McCourt of Shawnee who was hauling debris to a drop-off site near Renner Road and Johnson Drive. “I’m almost to the pile.”McCourt said he had another load to haul away too.“I think I was in line longer that it took to fill the truck,” he said.Mike and Tamia Appleberry of Overland Park were watching the Kansas City Royals game Saturday night when storms blew through.“We heard a large crash and it (a tree) came down right on the house,” Mike Appleberry said.The tree cam through the spare bedroom and punched as many as 10 major holes in the attic. The house sustained water damage.“The first thing we thought was, ‘Thank God our granddaughters aren’t here,’” said Tamia Appleberry. “That’s the bedroom they stay in when they spend the night. The tree came down right over where the bed was.”... (Kansas City Star)