Heavy rain caused significant flooding across the Kansas City metro late Monday morning and afternoon. Several Flash Flood Warnings remained in effect through the early afternoon for many areas surrounding Kansas City, particularly south of downtown.

One of the most severe instances of flooding occurred near Indian Creek in Overland Park, where floodwaters overflowed the creek’s banks and inundated nearby streets and roads. KMBC meteorologist Nick Bender shared images of the extensive flooding in the area.

The initial impact of the heavy rain was felt on the Kansas side of the metro, with flash flooding in Lawrence. Rising waters prompted police to temporarily close North Second Street just north of Locust. The Lawrence Police Department reported nearly a dozen calls from drivers stranded in high water, and a park in Lawrence was completely submerged.

Closer to the metro, Overland Park emergency crews conducted multiple rescues of individuals trapped in flooded vehicles at 124th Street and Nall Avenue. The Overland Park Fire Department reported that the water in this area was receding quickly. Fortunately, no major injuries have been reported thus far.

The Prairie Village Police Department also posted pictures of the rising water levels along Brush Creek on Mission Drive, illustrating the widespread impact of the flooding.

All local departments are urging the public to avoid driving into floodwaters and to turn around if they encounter flooded roads. This advice is critical for ensuring safety and preventing further incidents during such hazardous conditions.