Flash floods ravage Missouri, emergency declared (VIDEOS)
Footage showing entire parking lots under water is emerging from nearby Kansas City, Missouri, where a flash flood emergency warning from the National Weather Service has been issued.
Water levels have been described as going above car doors and emergency crews have been dispatched to assist stranded pedestrians.
Local news stations KSHB and WDAF, as well as other eyewitnesses, shared harrowing scenes from the city of Westport on Twitter.
Westport flooding @41ActionNewspic.twitter.com/rrpdz5nPQI— Lexi Sutter (@LexiSutterTV) August 27, 2016
Westport right now. Stay home people!!! If I didn't have a job to do, I would. #mowx#flashflood#kcmo@41ActionNewspic.twitter.com/RdLOQ3hlhJ— Lexi Sutter (@LexiSutterTV) August 27, 2016
Cars are floating now in Westport @fox4wx@fox4kc#kcwxpic.twitter.com/VmrfRfBOrA— Karli Ritter (@KarliRitter) August 27, 2016
Please DO NOT come to Westport-major@#flashflooding@email@example.com/EqaqTg1LFc— Karli Ritter (@KarliRitter) August 27, 2016
DO NOT COME TO WESTPORT!!! Seriously, we had to swim home. But shout out to @fitbit for enduring flood waters pic.twitter.com/kasw7ND1R4— Tara Samer (@Taradactyl16) August 27, 2016
The rain in Westport was reported to be dying down, but the full flooding damage has yet to be assessed. Some vehicles, certainly, will be a total loss.
Westport update. @41ActionNewspic.twitter.com/tMfNCDkEgX— Lexi Sutter (@LexiSutterTV) August 27, 2016
Rain intensity going down but flood waters not receding yet @firstname.lastname@example.org/DXCNwnNSeG— Karli Ritter (@KarliRitter) August 27, 2016