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Kansas City Under Water

27 Jul 2017, 5:05 am

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.

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!

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