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Monday, June 14, 2010

Indian Creek- Big Blue River in Significant Flood- Evacuations in Progress in KC-MO

vacuations are being conducted at this hour along Indian Creek in Kansas City- MO..

Indian Creek under the 103rdStreet bridge east of State Line

Rainfalls of around 5-inches Monday night sent already swollen creeks and rivers in Metro KC into flood.

Indian Creek was nearly 2 feet over flood stage on 103rd Street west of Metcalf as of 1 a.m. as moderate rain continued to fall

Rainfall rates of more than 2-inches an hour flooded streets in places that normally do not easily flood- such as this video taken near Blue Ridge Boulevard and 107th Street in southeast KC-MO..

There have been at least 10 water rescues of people in cars stranded in high water from central Overland Park KS into southern KC-MO..

Flooding Indian Creek threatens a car dealership's vehicles on 103rd Street between State Line and Wornall

So far- no reports of injuries or anybody swept away.

Just before 3 a.m.- KC-MO Fire and police began evacuating homes north of Indian Creek- from east of State Line to Holmes.

Water was reportedly "surrounding" several houses near 101st Street and Washington and also an apartment complex on 101st Street east of Wornall.

This flood crest on Indian Creek was emptying into the Big Blue River- also forecast for moderate flooding.

We need a break from the rain (we'll get one today)- as according to the Overland Park Stormwatch rain guages- there are 3 locations along Indian Creek that have registered at least 12-inches of rain so far this June.

One location at I-435 at Nall has received more than 13-inches so far this month.


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