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Flood Warning issued for counties north of KC metro

Posted at 1:16 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 14:21:38-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With two to six inches of rain having fallen north of the Kansas City metropolitan area, the National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning on Monday for urban areas and small streams.

The warning, which remains in effect until 3:45 p.m., includes Buchanan County as well as parts of Clay, Platte, Clinton and Ray counties.

St. Joseph, Excelsior Springs, Smithville, Kearney, Lawson, Plattsburg and Lathrop are among the cities expected to see some flooding.

St. Joseph has set up a temporary shelter at the Civi Arena, 101 N. 4th St., for people displaced by flooding.

Anyone who encounters a flooded road is reminded not to drive across it.

Turn around, don’t drown — the National Weather Service said, noting that most flood-related deaths occur from people in vehicles.

The Flash Flood Warning issued earlier Monday has been allowed to expire.