Thunderstorms dump inches of rain, cause flooding; Mosby, Mo., being evacuated because of high water

The Kansas City Star

Heavy rain with some hail and high winds rolled through the Kansas City area Saturday evening, with some of the heaviest storms causing flash flooding across the metor and rural areas north and east of Kansas City.

The Clay County Sheriff Department reported Sunday morning that Mosby police and and Fishing River Fire Department was evacuating residents of Mosby because of high water. There were reports of wind damage in Ray County. And the storms knocked out power to thousands of people across the region. Most power had been restored by Sunday morning.

A possible, though unconfirmed, tornado may have been the cause of some minor damage in Emporia, Kan. earlier Saturday.

The line of storms moved out of the Kansas City area by 9:30 p.m., but a second line moved into the area around 11:30, the National Weather Service reported.

The storms were part of a turbulent weather system that was moving across a wide swath of the nation’s midsection, hitting parts of Texas, Kansas, Nebraska and Minnesota, with isolated tornadoes reported in southwestern Oklahoma.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.