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Monday, August 22, 2011

Heavy Thunderstorms Monday Morning Soaks Kansas City- Omaha

Another round of heavy thunderstorms has moved through Metro Kansas City Monday morning- dropping nearly 2.5-inches of rain in parts of Johnson county KS and sparking several structure fires.

In Omaha- up to 7 inches of rain fell before the storms moved southeast toward Kansas City.

Several areas of Omaha near the Missouri River were flooded- according to the OMAHA (NE) WORLD-HERALD- and floodwaters caused some damage at Omaha's new baseball stadium north of downtown.

In Metro Kansas City- lightning is said to have sparked structure fires in Leavenworth county- in the 19500 block of Jarbalo Road and Lenexa KS- in the 8000 block of Summit.

Lightning also damaged a home in KC-MO- in the 600 block of West 67th Terrace- and may have caused the fire that injured 2 firefighters in the 10700 block of White.

Firefighters from several fire departments are fighting a barn fire in rural Cass county and- at 12:08 p.m.- Grandview MO fire crews were called to a roof fire at a house in the 12900 block of Corrington.

Up to almost two and a half inches of rain fell in south Johnson county KS- and Tomahawk Creek rose about 8 feet in an hour.

No flooding issues have been reported so far.

More thunderstorms are forecasted over these same areas later today into early Tuesday- with flash flooding becoming an increasing threat.

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