Flash flooding prompts rescues, closures in Kansas City

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Posted: Aug 27, 2016 8:22 AM
Flash flooding prompts rescues, closures in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Heavy rain has swamped several areas of Kansas City, prompting high-water rescues and a temporary stoppage of the city's downtown streetcar service.

KMBC-TV reported that Friday night's storms caused Brush Creek, which runs through the south side of the city, to rise 10 feet in an hour.

The Kansas City Star reports that the Johnson County Emergency Management office said there were more than 10 water rescues before 11 p.m. due to the flash flooding.

The streetcar service was suspended for an hour downtown due to flooding, and highways around downtown took on water, too.

The National Weather Service in Kansas City tweeted Saturday that 4.56 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period.