Apropos for overnight rains and more on the way . . . This old school image offers an overview of The Great Flood of 1951 we dive into some of the more important news links from around the metro today for this #TBT. Checkit:
Where's Waldo Flood Control???
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The latest round of storms and showers has left a neighborhood of houses in Waldo with basements full of sewage, as the city tries to intervene. Doppler radar estimated rainfall totals starting from Sunday show some areas received over 4 inches of rain!
Golden Ghetto Great Debate
Voters will decide whether to approve a property tax increase to fund the construction of the proposed Shawnee Community Center this May. Drive by the yard signs and flyers in Shawnee neighborhoods or read online community forums and you'll find a city divided this spring. The issue?
Show-Me Flooding Redux
WINTHROP, Mo. - Heavy rain and storms this week are adding to concerns for areas already hit hard by historic flooding along the Missouri River in March. Winthrop, Missouri, received another three inches of rain during the last few days, turning some cornfields in the area into shallow lakes.
Morning Highway Tragedy Aftermath
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman is dead following a crash in Overland Park, Kansas. Officers were called to northbound US 69 Highway, south of 95th Street, just before 12:30 a.m. on reports of a crash involving a pedestrian. Police said a vehicle in the northbound lanes lost control and struck the median.
Sweltering KC Summer Awaits
Kansas City could be in for a hot and soggy summer, assuming a 200-year-old publication is correct. Die-hards swear by the Farmers' Almanac, but most meteorologists say its accuracy is iffy, at best. "Summer's going to start off with a boom, thunderstorms and a lot of rain," said Sandi Duncan, Farmers Almanac managing editor.
Old School Mall Remembered
The Curious Case of The Animals at The Landing Mall
Sleaze Scummit Teaching Moment
How to equal the educational gap was the topic of a town hall meeting Wednesday in Lee's Summit.
Golden Ghetto Costs Rising
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- About 18,000 people in Johnson County will be getting a letter in the mail Thursday assessing their personal property and how much tax will be owed. County residents received real estate property appraisals earlier this year, but the most recent appraisals are for taxable property people own.
Kansas City Homecoming
Don't adjust your computer screen, cell phone or whatever it is you use to access Arrowhead Pride. For the second day in a row, it looks like a former Kansas City Chiefs great has agreed to sign a one-day contract to retire with the club.
Soggy Thursday Forecast For Now
Saturday and Sunday look to be dry
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Who'll Stop The Rain is the #TBT song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.