Flooding concerns remain after storms pummel the Kansas City area

Severe weather Monday night across the Kansas City area produced several tornado warnings and reports of twisters on the ground west of De Soto and in Kansas City, North. Heavy rain left low-lying areas are impassable to traffic. The danger of flooding remained high as rivers and creeks already were swollen from storms last week.

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