Known locally also as "The Plaza Flood"- the rains began on the evening of September 12 and continued into the early morning hours of September 13- 1977.
Up to 15-inches fell in parts of the area- sending record flood crests down Brush Creek- Rock Creeks in Mission-Kansas and Independence-MO as well as several smaller tributaries of the Big Blue River.
Twenty-five people died that night across the K.C. Metro and damage was estimated at around $100-million 1977-dollars.
(Also see "KC Weather History" in the right column of this blog).
Brush Creek as it flows through the Country Club Plaza today. Note the red line on the footbridge- this was the water level here during the 1977 flood.
(CORRECTION: Dates and damage figure. Added image file)