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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Overland Park Residents Sue City Over Flash Flooding

ome Overland Park residents of a subdivision next to Tomahawk Creek are suing the city of OP over flash flooding issues.

Residents contend that unabated development upstream of their homes have contributed greatly to flooding.

On July 30- 2008- more than 8-inches of rain in the Tomahawk Creek watershed created flash flooding in the subdivision of Hawthorne Valley.

The KANSAS CITY STAR story states a girl had to rescued that day from a flooded basement.

A screen capture of the rain amounts of that day- plus the resulting flooding of Indian Creek in KC-MO- shown in this CSW YouTube video are displayed here.

The announcement today of the flood lawsuit is somewhat ironic- the NWS has the Metro under a "moderate risk" of possible flash flooding later today- more on that in an upcoming post.

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