WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Evergy says that about 40,000 customers are still without power due to storms on Saturday.

As of just 8 p.m. Sunday, Evergy’s online outage map indicated about 600-700 customers were without power in the Wichita and Sedgwick County areas.

More than 140,000 Evergy customers lost power throughout the storms, according to the company. 

"The most severe weather and damage occurred in the Kansas City metro area south of I-70, including Shawnee, Kansas City, Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs," the company said. "Weather included a downburst that was reported to have straight-line 70 mph winds that lasted nearly 10 minutes near the I-70 corridor in the Kansas City metro area."

Evergy says that due to the severity of the damage, restoration in some areas will take multiple days, however, customers in Wichita and Shawnee customers are expected to be restored by Monday night.  In the KC metro area, restoration will likely extend to Wednesday night. Evergy customers in other communities are expected to be restored by Sunday night.  

The company says that the majority of the outages from the storm stem from significant wind, with many poles needing repaired or replaced. 

"Please stay at least 35 feet away from downed power lines or limbs on lines," Evergy said. "Please do not try to remove tree limbs or brush from downed lines or anywhere near power lines. Please assume that any downed line is energized. A downed powerline can be reported at https://www.evergy.com/.../electrical.../around-power-lines. If you have an emergency, please call 911."