Hawila’s Heads-Up: Flooding Concerns & Severe Thunderstorm Watch

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for much of the metro and points east until 5 PM. This is the area we’ve been mentioning for the risk for storms for a few days now: the I-70 corridor and points north. These areas have already seen numerous reports of severe storms including wind damage and hail to the size of golf balls.

TREES UPROOTED NEAR HENRIETTA, MO
POWER LINES BLOWN DOWN IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND, MO
GOLF BALL HAIL IN SMITHVILLE, MO

More on the flooding risk below.

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In addition to the severe storm risk this afternoon, flooding is a big concern. We have seen numerous reports of problematic flooding in Ray, Clay, Carroll, and Saline Counties. More specifically, Kearney, MO has reported several issues including the following:

WATER OVER THE ROAD AT 162ND AND NATION ROAD.

WATER FLOWING OVER ROAD AT THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 92 AND FRANCIS ROAD.

WATER UP TO DOOR ON VEHICLE. PARKING LOT FLOODING AT PILOT TRUCK STOP AND ALMOST UP TO
ENTRANCE DOOR TO BUILDING. WATER CAME UP VERY QUICKLY.

FISHING RIVER COMING OUT OF ITS BANKS AND FLOODING  STREETS IN DOWNTOWN EXCELSIOR SPRINGS.

Rain has been persistently falling over the same areas all morning. The NWS has issued Flash Flood Warnings for these areas because of the enhanced risk for significant flooding. Again, these problems are occurring around and north of I-70

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We’ll have more updates for you all day.

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