Flood advisory issued for Wyandotte County

The Kaw River near 59th Street in Kansas City, Kansas, as seen midday Saturday. The Kansas River is well below flooding levels as of Saturday night. An urban and small stream flood advisory is now in effect, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Wyandotte County.

At 9:19 p.m. Saturday, law enforcement reported heavy rain causing urban and small stream flooding within the Kansas City area. Up to two and a half inches of rain have already fallen.

The flood advisory is in effect until 6:15 a.m. Sunday.

Kansas City, Kansas, Bonner Springs and surrounding counties may experience flooding, according to the weather service.

The weather service advised special caution at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots, the weather service said.

Residents are asked to report flooding to their local law enforcement agency when they can do so safely.

The Missouri and Kansas rivers were well below flooding levels on Saturday night, according to weather service hydrology charts.

Shooting victim in serious condition

A shooting victim is in serious condition tonight, according to Kansas City, Kansas, police.

Police responded to a call about 8:09 p.m. April 29 in the 200 block of South 8th Street, a spokesman said.

A male in his mid-20s had an apparent gunshot wound, police said. He was rushed to an area hospital and is in serious condition, according to police.

The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.