Empire District Electric Company reported nearly 1,600 people were without power, as of about 4 p.m. Saturday.

The outages included 238 customers in west Neosho and about 125 in the Redings Mill area. Another 113 customers in northern Newton County in south Joplin were without power, while 49 were affected in Joplin, 19 in Webb City, 72 in Carl Juncton and 31 in Columbus, Kan.

But the hardest hit area was Duenweg, Carthage and Jasper, which had 814 without power as of Saturday afternoon.