Kansas City Suffers Flooding As Water Rate & Tax Increases Await

Local drivers already know the streets are a mess right now after light rain throughout the evening and morning.

The rain won't be leaving until afternoon so its bound to get worse. 

Authorities have already reported multiple water rescues this morning.

Here's the political angle . . .

Mayor & council have already approved water rate spikes and another infrastructure bond (read: tax) rate increase is up for a vote . . . There's also an impending sales tax spike. None of this has merited much mention from our journalist colleagues who would much rather write about social justice.

However . . .

As the nation debates an infrastructure bill . . . So far local leadership on sewer repair has been horribly lacking and will threaten drowning locals today . . . Both in debt and for realz.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . . And please drive carefully.

LATEST WEATHER UPDATES: Storms move quickly through KC area Wednesday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Editor's Note: We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with some of our weather pages. We are working as quickly as possible to restore those pages. Please see the latest weather information below. RELATED | National Weather Service radar UPDATE, 7 a.m. | Areas are experiencing heavy rain.

Rain Moves Out By Afternoon

Rain and thunderstorms likely until 11 a.m. A few storms could produce strong wind gusts. Sunshine peeking through this afternoon with south winds becoming west 15-20 gusting 30-35. High 76. Mostly cloudy Thursday with a chance of showers late in the afternoon and evening. High 68. Rain chances Thursday night into Friday morning.

Developing . . .