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Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Downtown KC

Image from National Weather Service, Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Heavy rain has swamped several areas of Kansas City, prompting high-water rescues and a temporary stoppage of the city's downtown streetcar service. KMBC-TV reported that last (FRI) night's storms caused Brush Creek, which runs through the south side of the city, to rise 10 feet in an hour. The Kansas City Star reports that the Johnson County Emergency Management office said there were more than ten water rescues before 11 p.m. due to the flash flooding. The streetcar service downtown was suspended for an hour due to flooding, and highways around downtown took on water. The National Weather Service in Kansas City reported that 4.56 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period. A chance of rain and thunderstorms continues over the next several days.

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