Heavy rain causes flooding in Kansas City

The Kansas City Fire Department is working a handful of water rescues as heavy rain entered the metro area
The Kansas City Fire Department is working a handful of water rescues as heavy rain entered the metro area
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22 August, 2017

She was checked out by emergency crews at the scene. Water was reported to be rising up the back of the apartments and has flooded the complex's parking lot. That was in Kansas City. A flood warning was issued for Indian Creek.

Overnight rains have led to historic flooding in portions of the Kansas City metro area Tuesday morning (Aug. 22).

The Kansas City Police Department and Kansas City Fire Department will be going door-to-door around the area of Indian Creek. Westar reported more than 3,100 of its customers were without power.

Kansas City Power & Light reported more than 13,000 customers without power in the metro overnight. In addition to the blocked roads, a number of schools are delayed or closed Tuesday.

Voluntary evacuations were in effect for a stretch along Indian Creek from 103rd and Stateline to Wornall Road, as well as near 99th and Holmes, according to Kansas City Police.

All of this should move away from KC within the next hour or two.

Numerous water rescues were required overnight in the metro area, including in Overland Park and Riverside.

A vehicle was pushed against the tree by the floodwaters, but it was not immediately clear if the vehicle belonged to the woman.

The Kansas City Streetcar has suspended service as well due to debris from heavy rains.

Firefighters responded to at least six instances of vehicles being stuck in high water within a few minutes Monday afternoon. Water was also reportedly nearing another home south of Edgerton, Kansas, according to the NWS.


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