KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Many parts of the Kansas City area experienced flooding after storms dumped heavy rain on Friday and Saturday, adding more water to the already saturated ground.
Country Stampede, a music festival that was moved to Topeka from Manhattan, Kansas, due to flooding at Tuttle Creek State Park, dealt with flooding at its new location when the campground at Heartland Park was flooded overnight
Rain halted the concert Saturday night, including a performance by headliner Jason Aldean, and made the Sunday portion of the festival a muddy mess.
Missouri State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies conducted several water rescues for drivers entering flooded areas.
One woman was rescued off the roof of her car shortly before 4 p.m. near Hillcrest and Oldham roads in south Kansas City.
If you wonder why we keep repeating the ol’ “Turn around, don’t drown”... 👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/zWHg4On8kW— Tyler Navas 📹 (@navasphoto) June 23, 2019
Several roads and trails also were closed because of water, including part of the Little Blue Trace Trail in Jackson County.
Water over the trail, making it unsafe for travel.
The Little Blue Trace is currently closed from mile marker 1 to 2.6 and from 5 to 12.6. There is currently water and erosion over the trail under the bridges. Crews will begin working on the trail tomorrow & hopefully reopen the trail later in the week. Thanks for your patience. pic.twitter.com/tRHFHv2Krt— Jackson County MO (@JacksonCountyMO) June 23, 2019
The weekend rain added to months of on-and-off flooding affecting the metro and much of the Midwest.
It also overwhelmed many storm drains around town, including along Blue Parkway at Elmwood Avenue that was erupting with overflows of rainwater.
Water main break at Blue Pkwy & Elmwood Ave. pic.twitter.com/pnX9T0ljEz— Tyler Navas 📹 (@navasphoto) June 23, 2019
The Red Cross is offering to help connect flood victims with available assistance next week. It will set up a Multi-Agency Resource Center on Tuesday at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence and Wednesday at Brunswick R-2 High School in Brunswick, Missouri.
Been affected by flooding in Missouri? Multi-Agency Resource Centers have been set up to help individuals determine what assistance is available. •6/25 at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, 19100 E. Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO & 6/26 at Brunswick R-2 High School, 1008 Cty Rd.— RedCross-Greater Kansas City (@RedCross_MO) June 23, 2019