Powerful storms down trees, knock out power to thousands in JoCo

The high wind advisory and severe thunderstorms in Johnson County on Wednesday led to more than 13,000 residents without power and several reports of fallen trees Wednesday evening. Above, the Overland Park Fire Department responds to a tree that fell into a house as a result of heavy winds in Overland Park. Photo via Overland Park Fire Department tweet.

This story was last updated at 5:45 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 16. 

About 2,700 Evergy customers in Johnson County remained without power Thursday morning, after a rare December system of severe thunderstorms rolled through the Kansas City metro Wednesday night.