5,000 MidAmerican Energy customers lose power as thunderstorms go through Des Moines

About 3,700 customers in Des Moines and 1,500 customers in Urbandale lost power Sunday night, according to MidAmerican. 

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for areas including Tama and Gilman as the storm moved east.

By 8 p.m. power had been restored to about 500 of those customers.

 Alliant Energy in eastern Iowa reported 150 customers without power.

The thunderstorms brought cool rain to central Iowa.

Portions of Polk County slipped into a moderate drought last week, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Portions of Polk County slipped into a moderate drought last week, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture

you can call MidAmerican at 800-799-4443 to report an outage.