U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, a Kansas Republican, answered questions on a variety of topics on Tuesday before a town hall meeting at Olathe City Hall. The town hall was hosted by The Kansas City Star’s editorial board.
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.
An Overland Park family climbed to the roof of their house near the Blue River on Tuesday to escape floodwaters that surrounded their home. They were rescued after spending eight hours there. Video by Tammy Ljungblad and Rich Sugg
Overland Park Fire Department officials are staged at 151st Street just west of Kenneth Road waiting for floodwaters to recede before attempting to rescue a family of seven stranded on the roof of their home near 155th Street and Kenneth Road.