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Independence church sees storm damage as some remain without power

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Some people in Kansas City are cleaning up their yards and trees Monday as more than 10,000 people are still without power.

Crews are busy removing trees after Sunday night's storms. More than 5,000 area residents remained without power Monday night.

A church in Independence saw roof and other exterior damage Sunday evening. High winds tore the roof from the Full Gospel Assembly Church, near Sixth and Northern streets. The Rev. Doyle Ankrom said the angled roof was built over a flat roof. That underneath roof protected the interior from water damage.

"We pray there's no more severe weather, but the good news is no one was injured," Ankrom said.

Parishioners had left the church just about 10 minutes earlier before the storms hit. Ankrom hopes to cover the church with a tarp and have services as normal on Sunday.

A nearly 100-year-old oak tree in Brookside fell on top of a house, the garage and a neighbor's garage.

Homeowner Ned Vale said he and his wife were inside their home on 68th Street east of Wornall Road when they heard a loud boom.

He thought it was a transformer that blew but it wasn't.

A tree knocked a hole in their bedroom, and part of the tree crushed their garage with one car still inside. Vale said he is thankful that he and his wife weren't near that wall.

"I heard my wife say, 'Oh, my God.' Looked in and saw this tree limb in my bedroom. We didn't hear anything until we saw it on the fence, the garage. We didn't hear anything other than this bang," Vale said.

Their neighbor's garage was mangled, and debris littered yards.

It was a lightning show Sunday night as high winds and rain moved through.

The storm left a trail of broken trees, downed power lines and debris.

Chopper5 flew over storm damage near 68th Street and Wornall Road where a tree landed on top of a house.  And not too far away, near 52nd Street and Garfield Avenue, winds toppled over an antenna onto a house and took out street lights there.

Thankfully, there were no injuries, but it will be a busy clean up day for crews all over the metro.

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