Sunday, June 19, 2011
CSW WEATHER: Flash Flooding - Metro K.C. Rainfalls Past 72 Hours
Nearly every part of Metro Kansas City has been soaked by thunderstorm rains over the past 3 days.
The graphics are Metro rain gauge readings for the 72-hour period prior to 6 a.m. Sunday June 19- courtesy of the Johnson County KS "Stormwatch" Web site.
In a nutshell- maximum rainfalls of 4-inches or more in the Metro included western and southeastern Johnson county KS and west-central Jackson county around the Blue Summit area.
Overnight- flash flooding of urban areas was reported in Lawrence and KC-MO.
Water rescues were called for motorists stranded in high water in Lawrence from about 1:50 to 2:25 a.m.: in the 2300 block of West 26th Street- the 500 block of North 2nd Street- and the 1100 block of Haskell Avenue.
No injuries were reported in any of those incidents.
In KC-MO- the flooding started to affect Downtown when westbound I-70 was flooded beneath Broadway.
Several minor-injury accidents occurred and the freeway was closed until the water went down.
Other high water spots were Chouteau and Front Street in the East Bottoms and 23rd Street near I-435. .
More rain- possibly heavy- is likely in Metro Kansas City later today- tonight and again Monday.