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Multiple People Rescued after Flooding in Kansas City

22 Aug 2017, 12:21 pm

Torrential rainfall triggered flooding on Monday, August 21.

As of Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service said rainfall totals of up to nine inches were coming in across the Kansas City area.

Crews made multiple rescues to people stuck in the floodwater.

151st is closed just east of Mission Road because of high water. Here's an update on the rescue going on out here.

Posted by Overland Park Police Department on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

One man even captured this video of a man trying to drive through a flooded road in a Kansas City neighborhood but became stuck.

Voluntary evacuations were ordered in the Indian Creek area after it received record rainfall.

The National Weather Service said that the Indian Creek area had reached 28.14 feet, which broke the record just set a few weeks ago.

Pictures continued to come in of the floodwater overflowing its banks.

On Tuesday, several schools and businesses were closed due to the flooding.

Local media reports that Kansas City emergency responders answered over 130 weather-related calls overnight.



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