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.
Flooding is one of the leading causes of weather related fatalities in the U.S., according to the National Weather Service. On average, flooding claims nearly 90 lives each year. More than half of these deaths occur in motor vehicles when people attempt t
Plants have been the beneficiaries of the recent wet weather. At the Euphrates Gallery at 24th and Chestnut in Kansas City, a rare variety of 4000 tulips have been in bloom. The tulips are part of a project called Neighborhood as Museum, which focuses on environmental design to improve quality of life. More rain is expected for the next two days.
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.