Parts of I-35 were shut down early Thursday morning as a deluge of overnight rain took its toll on the metro. Rainfall rates of 1-2″ per hour allowed totals upwards of 7″ to rack up in the metro area.
— FOX 4 News (@fox4kc) July 27, 2017
Just as the sun was coming up, folks had to find a new way to get to work. Several businesses along Tomahawk Creek in Overland Park and Leawood were threatened. At Roe Avenue, it jumped to record levels. The previous record crest was 19.4′ in 2008. Similar conditions were found along Indian Creek. Numerous water rescues were performed overnight. Officials are encouraging people to TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!
Indian Creek in south KC is out of its banks and threatening businesses and roads near 103rd street
— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) July 27, 2017
— Ryan Difani (@RyanDifani) July 27, 2017