image Storms have departed for the evening, but not before causing several power outages and triggering two flood-related warnings for parts of the KVOE listening area. Thunderstorms generated strong enough winds to down at least four power poles outside Olpe shortly after 6 pm. Several outages affecting Evergy customers developed between 5-8 pm: *Far northwest Emporia near Flinthills Mall lost power shortly before 7 pm. About 60 Evergy customers were affected. The outage was restored around 8 pm. *Nearly 20 Evergy customers just north of Madison lost power shortly before 6 pm. That power was restored by 8 pm. *Evergy reported five outages in and around Gridley affecting over 130 customers. Rainfall estimates in the 2-3 inch range prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for northeast Greenwood County and an urban and small stream flood advisory for southwest Coffey County, but those were cleared with no reports of flooding. Two severe thunderstorm warnings were also issued for those parts of the area, but no severe weather was reported. Currently, […]