Flash flooding shuts down several Kansas City roads

Posted at 11:42 PM, Aug 21, 2017

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.

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

There were several feet of standing water in certain spots. There was also standing water near I-35 and West Pennway.



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

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. 



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