Preparing for Severe Weather

Whether an ice storm or heat wave is coming your way, it pays to be ready for tough conditions.

Winter Storms are Tough on Electrical Systems

We prepare year-round to help get your power back on as safely and quickly as possible after a severe weather event. Here are some of the reasons winter weather can cause outages. 

  • High Wind

    High winds can result in tree branches and limbs making contact with power lines. 

  • Freezing Rain

    Ice accumulates and covers power lines causing them to sag and break. (Never attempt to shake ice off lines–they're energized and highly dangerous.)

  • Poor Driving Conditions

    When roads are icy, snow-covered, wet or slick, it can create dangerous driving conditions. Resulting accidents can damage electrical equipment, such as poles.

  • Find Out How to Prepare for Severe Weather

    How KCP&L Prepares

    Getting ready for severe weather.

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    How You Can Prepare

    Tips for your comfort and safety.

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    Severe Weather Safety

    Check out safety tips and weather hazards.

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    Financial Assistance

    Financial options for those struggling during severe weather months.

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