Rainfalls up to 10 inches in parts of the state, especially the Kansas City area, have played havoc as emergency crews were called out to help stranded motorists caught up in the rising waters. The recent heavy rains have prompted state officials to remind drivers to not go through water of unknown depth. Heavy rainfalls and urban areas can be a dangerous mix as city streets easily flood when some storms roll through. Dante Gliniecki with the State Emergency Management Agency says water crossings over busy roads are all too common in the state. And Gliniecki says it doesn’t take much water to sweep a vehicle downstream. Officials recommend finding an alternate route around a low water crossing before rain rolls through so you’re not tempted to cross rising water because you haven’t planned ahead.
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