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Widespread flooding disrupts Saturday night in Kansas City

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Widespread flooding disrupts Saturday night in Kansas City

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Rockhurst students are all-too-familiar with flooding in Kansas City.

Luckily, it didn’t appear that Rockhurst’s campus was affected by the heavy rain that fell Saturday across the Kansas City metro area. Per the National Weather Service’s Kansas City office, rainfall totals ranged from two to five inches, but the immediate Kansas City metro saw four to five inches of rain.

Multiple locations saw heavy flooding and standing water Saturday evening. Brush Creek, the Plaza and Westport–all areas near Rockhurst–were all impacted by the heavy rain with high waters.

The Kansas City Fire Department said that a car was stuck in high water in the 3800 block of Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard, which is just a short drive from Rockhurst’s campus. “Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard was barricaded from Elmwood to Troost avenues, as was the area near 63rd Street and Brookside Boulevard,” according to the Kansas City Star. “Barricades were also placed at 75th Street from Wornall Road to Ward Parkway.”

Kansas City Fire Chief Paul Berardi tweeted pictures of the flooding caused by the torrential rainfall. Some areas may be familiar to Rockhurst students.

Temperatures are expected to be seasonally cool this week, with the next chance of rain coming Wednesday and Thursday.

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