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Friday, May 25, 2012

CSW BREAKING: Flash Flooding Reported in Belton MO

There have been 3 reports of high water and rescues in the northwestern Cass county city of Belton...




More than four inches of rain fell in the Belton area since 5 am Friday morning.




The reports were a car struck in the water retention pond of the new Price Chopper store on M-58 highway- a car stuck in high water at 163rd Street and Eastern- and the latest report at 8:40 am of a woman and her "four children trapped in their house by high water at 7405 East 165th Street."



The woman told an emergency dispatcher the water was "breaking windows out" of the woman's house.





As of 8:49 am- police and fire crews have not been able to reach the woman's house due to flooding.




Several minutes later they reached the house as the torrential rain and floodwaters subsided.






Belton Police are reporting high water at several locations east of U.S. 71 highway as of 8:46 am..




No injuries were reported in any of the incidents- but at least one road in Belton was reportedly damaged by the flooding....

3 comments:

Sarah said...

In your opinion, what should the city do to reduce the flooding? I have never lived anywhere with such poor water drainage. We lost a fence this time, and 2/3 of our yard goes underwater every time it rains...

Groucho K. Marx said...

Not much anyone can do when so much rain falls in so short a time Sarah...

I know that Belton has had stormwater drainage issues for many years now.

Sarah said...

The entire drainage system is practically nonexistent in my neighborhood. We have a nice large fenced yard but are unable to use any but the area directly behind the house because of flooding. Every time it rains, most of the yard is underwater. Our property and sales taxes are higher than most other cities in the area, and yet we have the worst roads and water drainage.