Due to forearm tightness, Royals closer Kelvin Herrera exited a 3-2 game and left the bases loaded for Scott Alexander. Alexander recorded his first save in the win over the Rockies on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.
An Overland Park family climbed to the roof of their house near the Blue River Tuesday to escape flood waters that surrounded their home. Private citizens with a large truck rescued the family after they had been on the roof for eight hours.
Police moved to evacuate a Kansas City mobile home village after flood monitors warned that the cresting Blue River and storm sewers were ready to breach. It turned out that the river crested without a breach.
The southern dam at Harrisonville's Lake Luna was damaged by Tuesday morning's heavy rains, forcing the evacuation of several homes near the dam. City crews used sandbags as a stopgap measure to stabilize the dam. VIDEO BY DAVID EULITT email@example.com
Widespread rainfall Monday totaled more than 4 inches of rain, but some areas reported as much as 9 inches. Kansas City International Airport reported 6.14 inches of rainfall for the 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Rainfall data by National Weather Service.