Rain Causes Flooding In Kansas City

By: CBS/KCTV (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: CBS/KCTV (Posted by Josh Mabry)

OLATHE, KS (CBS/KCTV) -Severe thunderstorms with heavy rains swept across the Kansas City area Friday morning, complicating the morning commute and causing some evacuations because of high water concerns.

Homes and businesses were being evacuated along 103rd Street in Kansas City because of rising waters from Indian Creek. There had been no injuries Friday morning, but police closed 103rd Street from State Line to Wornall.

High water rescues were reported throughout the area, particularly in northeast Kansas City, southern Kansas City, Olathe and Overland Park, which were some of the same areas hit by the Memorial Day morning flooding.

About 6:30 a.m. Friday, firefighters used a boat to rescue a driver who was stranded after she drove into high waters at 139th and Murlen in Olathe. The woman did not sustain serious injury.

A driver had to be rescued after Indian Creek overflowed its banks and flooded the area near 127th Street and Blackbob Road.

Police put up barriers at Chouteau Trafficway and Belmont Avenue after several vehicles got stuck in high water. Chopper5 also flew over trouble spots at Cleaver and Elmwood boulevards and Red Bridge and Blue River roads.

No injuries have been reported.


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