549 Fort Scott Residents Had No Power Following Storm Last Evening

Fort Scott substation on fire on August 3, 2022. Taken from Fort Scott Commissioner Tim Van Hoecke’s Facebook page.

As of 7:30 a.m. August 4, there were 549 Fort Scott residents on the north side still without power, according to a  customer service representative at Evergy.

This follows a thunderstorm that swept through town on Wednesday evening.

To view the outage map:

https://outagemap.evergy.com/

At that time there was no estimated time to restore service yet, but a customer service agent at the Evergy phone number, said the outage was caused by a lightning strike, which caused a fire and that two substations are down.

They are in the process of delivering a mobile substation to Fort Scott, which will allow power on, but there is not estimated restore time, she said.

The agent said they are working as fast as they can to restore power.

One area where there was no power is from Pine Street on the north, to 8th Street on the south, from National Avenue diagonally to Short Street.

There was a smaller section just east of the substation just off of Old Fort Bvld. encompassing North Buchanan Street, and North Clark, Wilson and Hill Streets.

At 8 a.m. the City of Fort Scott posted this on its’ Facebook page:

“Power has been restored to most of those that lost electricity because of the substation fire (lightning strike) late yesterday, however, there are still some spotty areas that may still be without electricity. Buck Run Community Center is still available to those needing a place to cool off, rest (cots available), and to use medical equipment (such as oxygen concentrators). We appreciate everyone’s patience and support.”

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