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Flood warning in effect for parts of KC area

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Posted at 5:14 AM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 06:14:44-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A flood warning is in effect for parts of the Kansas City area Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill issued a flood warning for Northern Cass County, Southeastern Jackson County and Southwestern Johnson County in Missouri until 6:15 AM.

River flood warnings were also issued for several cities and counties. Those can be found on the 41 Action News Weather Alert page. They expire at various times.

Some locations that could experience flooding include Lee's Summit, Raymore, Pleasant Hill, Greenwood, Peculiar, Holden, Lake Lotawana, Lake Winnebago, Lone Jack, Kingsville, Baldwin Park, Strasburg and Gunn City.

Long rounds of heavy rain Wednesday night lead to three to five inches of rain across the area. Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches are possible in the warned area early Thursday morning.

Officials are advising drivers to turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.