Over 130 calls made to Kansas City Fire Dept. amid life-threatening flooding overnight


Over 130 calls made to Kansas City Fire Dept. amid life-threatening flooding overnight



PHOTO: This aerial photo from a video by KCTV5 shows a family forced onto the roof of a home in Overland Park, Kan., Aug. 22, 2017, after heavy rains caused flash flooding in the Kansas City area. Flash flood warnings have been issued across the area. PlayKCTV5 via AP

WATCH Rescues underway as flash flooding hits the Kansas City metro area

Evacuations are ongoing in Kansas City, Missouri, after heavy rains produced life-threatening and potentially record flooding overnight.

Nearly 10 inches of rain fell in the Kansas City metro area overnight, drenching the roads, flooding rivers and stranding residents. By 5:30 a.m. local time the rain began to subside, moving southeast of the city.

The Kansas City Fire Department has received over 130 water-related calls so far, and calls are continuing to come in, Kansas City Fire Department Chief James Garrett said this morning.


PHOTO: Heavy rains cause major flooding along Indian Creek at 103rd and Wornall St., Aug. 22, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. KMBC
Heavy rains cause major flooding along Indian Creek at 103rd and Wornall St., Aug. 22, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

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