Sunday, August 06, 2017
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE FLASH FLOOD PROOF OR JUST THE SECOND '100-YEAR EVENT' ACT OF GOD THIS WEEK?!?!
Earlier this week, Kansas City officials described a South Kansas City food as a "100-year event" implying that the downpour was so rare that the "act of God" defied even the best planning. And then, pretty much the same thing happened last night but all over the metro.
A quick rundown of the drama . . .
South Kansas City was under water earlier in the week and then flooded again last night by a few inches less. Thankfully, nobody was hurt or trapped given that most of the biz had already been flooded out.
AMID THE DELUGE THERE WERE MULTIPLE WATER RESCUES THROUGHOUT THE KANSAS CITY METRO!!!
Here's an iconic image from Brookside showing their sewers flooding the street.
Remember, Kansas City is under EPA mandate to make BILLIONS worth of repair to water and sewer infrastructure and this town has barely scratched the surface of that work while politicos cater to developer patrons.
And speaking of toilet overflow . . .
Check a quick shot of FLUSH CREEK at high tide last night . . . Not exactly white water rapids considering all the floaters circling around in this canal carrying millions of gallons full of untreated County Club sewage at any given point. On the bright side, the collection of upper-class KCMO poop means at least there's kale somewhere in that stream.
Lots of rescues last night as the KCFD Chief quickly corrected a misinterpretation that he was clowning this guy stranded on his car and Wesport was awash in something besides desperation.
And so, this brings us to a question of faith and reason for this soggy Sunday morning and this epic shot RECORDED BY A KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER LAST NIGHT . . .
Is the double trouble Kansas City flash flooding this week proof of global climate change, a repeated "act of God 100-Year-Event" or just more evidence that the Kansas City metro neglects infrastructure in favor of a greedy corporate development agenda???
You decide . . .