Historic Flooding Underway in Kansas City

Historic Flooding Underway in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Overnight rains have led to historic flooding in portions of the Kansas City metro area.

Johnson County Emergency told CBS affiliate KCTV businesses at 103rd and State Line were in danger in “becoming inundated” by Indian Creek. A flood warning was issued for Indian Creek.

The Kansas City Police Department and Kansas City Fire Department will be going door-to-door around the area of Indian Creek from 103rd and State Line Road to Wornall Road, along with the area of 99th and Holmes.

Residents will be asked to voluntarily evacuate.

Indian Creek in that area is expected to crest at 28.6 feet, which is higher than July 27. It has already reached a record high of 18.3 feet.

Several water rescues have been conducted by the Kansas City Fire Department, Riverside Fire Department and Overland Park.

The Overland Park Fire Department said it responded to 16 water rescue calls overnight.

Two women were taken by ambulance following a water rescue at 151st Street and Kenneth Road. Two people had to be rescued from the roof of their car at 103rd and Antioch around 11:30 p.m.

Earlier on Monday, a set of storms dumped a few inches of rain in the Parkville area and other counties north of the immediate downtown area of Kansas City.

Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for counties in the metro, including Johnson (KS), Wyandotte (KS), Jackson (MO) and Platte (MO) counties.

Fire crews were dispatched Monday on water rescues. High water was reported in areas in Parkville, MO.

(story by KCTV for CBS News)

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