Forecasters warn of flash flooding after storms

The Associated Press - August 31, 2019 9:27 am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches and advisories across parts of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma after a night of heavy rain.
In Kansas, wind gusts of more than 70 mph downed trees and power poles Thursday night. The storm left about 9,500 Westar Energy customers without power in the Emporia area at the peak of the storm, leading to school closures.
In Missouri, the state’s transportation department is reporting that about 40 roads are closed because of flooding, mostly in the western party of the state.
The Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association warned in an email that rains will cause water levels in the Missouri River and its tributaries to rise again. The email says the threat of flash flooding will continue for the next few days.

 

Latest Stories

Oklahoma COVID-19 Report for 5 March 2021

SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19   This week, 28 Oklahoma counties are in the “orange” risk level, 47...

Senate approves bill to assist with funeral expenses for fallen heroes

OKLAHOMA CITY – The full Senate approved Senate Bill 567 on Thursday to establish the Oklahoma...

House Approves Bill Adding More Protections for Children in Daycare

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, secured passage of legislation that would prohibit a daycare center...