More than 4,600 people are in the dark as severe thunderstorms moved through the area this morning. Most of those outages are in the Joplin, Webb City, and Galena area. With even more storms expected later today, Empire District Electric's Amy Bass tells News Talk KZRG more outages are possible.
"As storms move through with high winds and lightning - which are not our friends - they can keep causing outages."
Bass says crews are, and will continue to, work as quickly as possible to restore power.