SHOCK!!! FLASH FLOOD SINKS KANSAS CITY THANKS TO BUSTED STORM SEWER SYSTEM AND STREETCAR DOESN'T WORK IN RAIN!!!
Last night rain proved that Kansas City infrastructure is desperately in need of repair and new development toys championed by City Hall don't hold up in bad weather.
To wit . . .
TKC REALITY CHECK: BLAME KANSAS CITY POLITICOS FOR THEIR FAILURE TO FOCUS ON THE BROKEN STORM SEWER SYSTEM FOR LAST NIGHT'S FLOODING!!!
As usual, MSM is missing the story and mistakenly thinks that Summer rain is uncommon . . . The reality is the flooding is the symptom of the $2.5 BILLION worth of infrastructure storm sewer repair mandated by the EPA but still incomplete thanks to City Hall's toy train and luxury living space development priorities.
Once again for the cheap seats . . .
THE RAIN WAS BAD BUT NOTHING FREAKISH AND REALLY JUST REVEALS KANSAS CITY'S INFRASTRUCTURE SUFFERS FROM HORRIFIC NEGLECT!!!
Tragically, the only solution offered here is about a BILLION worth of General Obligation Bonds and higher taxes that will soon earn a public vote.
LIKE IT OR NOT KANSAS CITY, THAT WASN'T RAIN THAT WAS SEWER WATER DROWNING KANSAS CITY!!!
Let that sink in for a second when we talk about "smart city" hype our creative class and the future of this town.
In the meantime, check our comprehensive overview of the damage with video and some great links:
RT: Flash floods ravage Kansas City
Fox4: Torrential rains give quick rise to dangerous flash flooding in Kansas City metro
KCUR: Storms Bring Flash Flooding To Kansas City Metro Area
KMBC: Flooding rains shut down KC streetcar, portions of downtown loop
KSHB: Reports of high water throughout KC metro
Fox4: Amid a heartbreaking month, flooded basement leaves KC man faced with another obstacle
NBC Action News: Home ripped apart by flooding storm water
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