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  • A flood for the history books swept through Kansas City nearly forty years ago

    September 12 will mark the the 40th anniversary of the "Plaza flood" in Kansas City. The flash flood in 1977 killed 25 people and damaged nearly 5,000 homes.

September 12 will mark the the 40th anniversary of the "Plaza flood" in Kansas City. The flash flood in 1977 killed 25 people and damaged nearly 5,000 homes. Chris Ochsner The Kansas City Star
September 12 will mark the the 40th anniversary of the "Plaza flood" in Kansas City. The flash flood in 1977 killed 25 people and damaged nearly 5,000 homes. Chris Ochsner The Kansas City Star

Here's what happened 40 years ago, when epic storms swamped Country Club Plaza, killing 25

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