The National Weather Service continues to track the damage caused by severe weather that blew through the Kansas City area on Monday, including five confirmed tornadoes. The twisters, reported in Smithville, Carrollton, Oak Grove, Lee’s Summit and Leawood, caused extensive property damage but no deaths and only a few injuries.
Tammy Ljungblad and Monty DavisThe Kansas City Star
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A semitractor-trailer overturned Sunday morning during a two-vehicle crash on eastbound Interstate 435 and Quivira Road. Snow-covered roads lead to slick conditions in the Kansas City area. (Video courtesy of Kansas City Scout)
A large winter storm hit the Carolinas to Maine, dumping snow in areas that haven't seen it in decades. Thursday, some could also see freezing cold temperatures and strong winds. Blizzard warnings and states of emergency were in effect.
A nor’easter with the potential to undergo “bombogenesis” – or the rapid intensification of a mid-latitude storm – began its move up the eastern seaboard on January 3, bringing snow and freezing conditions to many southeastern states. The storm was forecast to bring blizzard conditions to much of the northeast, beginning late Wednesday night, with warnings stretching through Thursday, January 4, according to the National Weather Service.
Residents of Tallahassee, Florida, got a rare treat on the morning of January 3: a dusting of snow. Roads remained slick despite only receiving a small amount of precipitation, and officials asked residents to stay off the roads as much as possible.
Each fall millions of tourists spend billions of dollars to go "leaf peeping" in New England. Autumn colors are getting even more of a boost with the development of a hybrid maple for the Pacific Northwest. It turns out, there's a term for the tourists who flock north by bus, car, plane and train to watch the leaves change.
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.
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
By Tuesday afternoon, many neighborhoods around Overland Park still don't have power. Residents are living on generators, waiting for KCP&L to restore the power knocked out after a storm hit Saturday night.
John Wills, an agent with State Farm insurance, answers questions commonly asked by homeowners following damaging storms. Many in metro Kansas City may be asking those questions after a series of strong storms rolled through the area Saturday evening.