Today's flooding was more of a function of longtime local storm sewer neglect . . . Take a look at one instance out of many:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Heavy rains Thursday created a messy flash-flooding situation around the metro. In Kansas City's Midtown, an intersection prone to flooding was hit hard again. Thankfully, work is currently underway to alleviate the problem. Water could be seen rushing down 31st Street, making the road look more like a river with pallets floating by.