Severe thunderstorms leave thousands without power

Published: Jun. 16, 2017 at 2:00 AM CDT
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Update 7:00 a.m. Friday morning: 995 MidAmerican customers in the Iowa Quad Cities were without power. Most are in Davenport. In the Illinois QC, 359 customers were without power.

Update 3:00 a.m. Friday morning: MidAmerican Energy was able to restore power to a majority of their customers.

Severe thunderstorms rolled through the Quad Cities area on Thursday, June 15, dumping hail and rain.

The storms left behind some debris, like trees and broken branches, but also thousands without power.

Around 8:15 p.m. MidAmerican Energy tweeted that over 6,000 customers were impacted across the QCA. The tweet also said crews were already out working on the outages.

A representative from MidAmerican told TV-6, at one point over 8,000 customers across the QCA were without power. By around 1:30 a.m. Friday, June 16, the power company's outage map showed that the number had dropped to just over 5,000 customers.

The representative also said they would be working overnight and into the morning to restore power. MidAmerican is hoping to have a majority of their customers restored by mid-morning and the full work complete by Friday evening.

The MidAmerican rep also wanted to remind customers to stay "far away" from downed lines.

If you see an outage you can report it to MidAmerican at

or by phone at 1-800-799-4443.

Stick with KWQC on-air and online for updates on the power outage and all your future severe weather coverage.