INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – There are currently an estimated 3,000 customers without power in the City of Independence. Crews from Independence Power and Light as well as several other communities are working together to restore power as quickly as possible. It is estimated this effort will last into Tuesday and citizens are encouraged to plan accordingly. Customers should continue to report their outages at (816) 325-7550 until their power is restored.
The City has once again opened the Roger T. Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion St., until 9 p.m. today for those who remain without power. Citizens are welcome to charge electronic devices, take showers (please bring your own towels, toiletries and locks for lockers), and rest in a cool place while IPL crews continue to work throughout the City. Membership rules will apply today for classes and use of certain rooms within the facility.
As a reminder, the City will open a free storm debris drop-off site at 875 Vista Avenue on Wednesday, July 26, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will accept debris through August 6. Citizens will need to provide proof of residency and no contractors will be allowed. Please note, this is not a curb side service and citizens will have to transport the debris to the drop-off location.
The City will continue to provide regular updates as information is available on social media. Please follow the City on Facebook, www.facebook.com/CityofIndependence/, and Twitter, @CityofIndepMo.