Power restoration efforts continue throughout Johnson County today as a result of Saturday's winter storm.
As of 7:30am this morning KCP&L is reporting 14,698 (6.24%) of their Johnson County customers are without power. Currently Johnson County accounts for 32% of the 45,653 KCP&L outages in their service area (with the majority of outages being in Jackson County, MO). KCP&L reports this is the largest storm (in terms of customer outages) they have had since 2011. New reports of power outages are still being received. Some customers have lost power multiple times. KCP&L has called on mutual aid partners for additional help and had nearly 1,000 individuals working in the field yesterday on restoration. Restoration is expected to stretch into Tuesday for some.
The heavy snow has resulted in significant tree damage throughout Johnson County. Some jurisdictions are planning on establishing drop-off sites or curbside pick-up for storm related vegetative debris. Jurisdictions are asked to send damage/cost estimates to Johnson County Emergency Management firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business today. This information is required to determine the extent of damage and potential eligibility for grant assistance.
State of Readiness
Johnson County Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation and provide additional information on any significant developments. County and community response partners are encouraged to monitor the situation as well. The latest winter weather information can always be found on the Kansas City/Pleasant Hill NWS website. Public safety officials may view winter weather information posted in WebEOC along with additional disaster response coordination information. Please visit Johnson County’s WebEOC website if you need to establish a new WebEOC account. Existing WebEOC users can log on now.
The Johnson County EOC is at LEVEL 1 - NORMAL OPS.
The Kansas EOC is not activated, Duty Officer is monitoring.
The Region VII RRCC is operating at Level 4 Normal Operations. The Regional Watch Center is operational 24/7.
Sent To: City Emergency Management Liaisons, County EOC Leadership, ECS Net Controllers, Situational Awareness Partners, JCEM Staff
Sent At: 01-14-2019 07:43:59
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Johnson County Emergency Management can be contacted anytime by calling 913-782-3038 or at email@example.com.
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