KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Severe weather brought heavy rainfall to the Kansas City metro area Monday overnight. By early Tuesday morning, Indian Creek rose to levels beyond the record-setting flood waters in late July.
Radar-estimated rainfall totals peaked into the double digits, with isolated areas getting 10 inches of rain overnight.
.@KCMOFireDept used boats to rescue people. 101st & Wornall, that's a mattress floating on water. #flooding on Indian Creek @41actionnews pic.twitter.com/Em5q03bVGu
— Belinda Post (@Belinda_Post) August 22, 2017
There were several feet of standing water in certain spots. There was also standing water near I-35 and West Pennway.
Right now we are near Westport Road and Mills Street where there's at least 3 feet of water. We've seen 3 cars turn around @41actionnews pic.twitter.com/xShUvr6aeo
— Ariel Rothfield KSHB (@arothfield) August 22, 2017
There were multiple reports of water rescues, including people stuck in trees and on the roofs of cars as flood water raged beneath them.
Kansas City Power & Light reported more than 13,000 customers without power in the metro overnight. Westar reported more than 3,100 of its customers were without power.
AVOID area near Southwest Trafficway & Westport Road. @41actionnews pic.twitter.com/fIILGGcaO7
— Giovanni Garcia (@giovanniggarcia) August 22, 2017
This comes after flash flooding hit parts of the Northland near Rush Creek Monday afternoon.