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Full recap: Flash flooding hits south KC metro again

Posted: 10:42 PM, Aug 21, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-22 15:34:53-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Severe weather brought heavy rainfall to the Kansas City metro area Monday overnight. By early Tuesday morning, Indian Creek rose to levels beyond the record-setting flood waters in late July.

Kansas City police are asking for the public to stay out of flooded areas in KCMO due to high water:

  • 85th and Hickman
  • Gregory and Oldham
  • 75th and Monroe 

Radar-estimated rainfall totals peaked into the double digits, with isolated areas getting 10 inches of rain overnight. 

RELATED: Mobile home park near Blue River evacuated due to flooding

There were several feet of standing water near Westport Road and Mill Street, as well as Southwest Boulevard and 31st Street. There was also standing water near Interstate 35 and West Pennway Terrace.

Water rescues 

There were multiple reports of water rescues, including people stuck in trees and on the roofs of cars as flood water raged beneath them.

Overland Park Fire Department was on the scene of a water rescue at 155th and Kenneth Road were a family of seven was trapped was the roof of their home as rushing water surrounded them. Four children, three adults and pets were in phone contact with fire crews, officials said. 

RELATED: Family of 7 stranded on rooftop on Overland Park

OPFD said that they will allow water levels to drop to safer levels before evacuating the family. 

A woman held onto a tree above raging Indian Creek flood waters early Tuesday morning as rescue crews worked to set up a rescue operation.

RELATED: Woman trapped, clings to tree as flood waters rage below

Flood waters swallowed a man's car and drowned him Tuesday morning along Highway 69 south of Louisburg after a night of torrential rains flooded many local roadways. 

RELATED: Man dies off Highway 69 after car gets taken by rushing water

Crews also responded to the area of 75th and Monroe, and industrial area, for a water rescue, officials said. 

KCPD and KCFD said their crews have responded to 272 calls for water rescues since 10 p.m. Monday. 

Officials inspected bridges and waterways where the water receded. 

Power outages 

Kansas City Power & Light reported more than 13,000 customers without power in the metro overnight. Westar reported more than 3,100 of its customers were without power. 

Monday night at Southwest Trafficway and Westport Road, it appears a transformer caught fire, which may have also been caused by the severe weather. 

This comes after flash flooding hit parts of the Northland near Rush Creek Monday afternoon.