GOLDEN CITY, Mo. — Power has been restored to the majority of Golden City, according to the mayor.
Mayor Shannon Higgins said while 90% of the town’s power has returned thanks to crews with Liberty Utilities, the cleanup process will still take some time. Because the storms did not trigger a federal response debris removal is being done almost completely through volunteer assistance.
Mayor Higgins added that several families are still displaced. Teams with the Red Cross are helping accommodate them in the meantime.
The cooling center remains active as well as meal distribution at City Hall.
Much of Golden City still without power; City offering meals & debris removal
GOLDEN CITY, Mo. — Golden City is on the road to recovery after being left almost completely without power in Sunday’s storms.
Mayor Shannon Higgins said Liberty Utility crews have been working around the clock to get the power back on. He said crews were able to get electricity back to about eighty families by Monday night, and they’re hoping to have everyone else back online no later than Wednesday night.
Higgins added residents could experience some cutoffs after their power is restored as crews work to get everyone’s electricity back on. He said the city will continue to open the community center at Depot and Main Street until everyone in town has power.
“One of our gas stations has got power, there is one business on Main Street that has power, but the rest of them do not. Lots of our street lights were back on last night, the south side of town is pretty much out of power, there’s nothing there, they are having to repair a lot of main poles with transformers on them,” he said.
They will serve two meals a day, as well as offer water and snacks. Mayor Higgins said they’re also working on offering free debris removal for residents, but that could take several days to be ready.
Golden City without power after storms; Cooling center opens up
GOLDEN CITY, Mo. — Golden City’s mayor confirms the entire city is without power, and it could take days before everyone is back up and running.
The city, as well as a path extending to Lockwood and Milford, seem to be one of the hardest-hit areas in our viewing area.
The emergency manager said via social media that some homes were damaged, power lines are down, and trees are down across the area.
The Red Cross is responding to the affected areas.
A generator is being brought in for City Hall in Golden City. That will serve as a cooling center as heat indices are expected to reach upwards of 110 degrees this week.