Downpours from storms that moved through the Kansas City area late Sunday morning flooded some streets and stranded vehicles in high water.
The Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department responded to multiple vehicles caught in high water, including at Mill Street and Central Avenue, South 47th and Ottawa streets and 13th Street and Washington Boulevard, according to a message Fire Chief John Paul Jones posted on Twitter.
Residents near Miami Avenue and Pyle Street waded through knee-deep water that reached close to the front doors of homes. Among them was Mike Wilson, who said someone called him to say his trailer had been flooded.
“I didn’t think it was going to be this bad,” Wilson said.
Merriam police reported that there was a lot of water across the city’s streets.
“Be safe, turn around and don’t drown,” police said via Twitter.
Rainfall totals were mixed — ranging from less than a half inch in Kansas City, North, to more than 3 inches along Turkey Creek, according to 12 -hour totals ending at 1 p.m. from StormWatch.com.
About 2.5 inches of rain fell in Kansas City, North, near Pleasant Valley, according to StormWatch.com, which collects data from flood warning system throughout the Kansas City metro area.
The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill said on Twitter at 1:20 p.m. that the Wheeler Downtown Airport had 2 inches of rain while Kansas City International Airport had .43 inches of rain the past six hours.
The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill urged drivers to be careful Sunday afternoon because of standing water on area roadways.