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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.

Faith news

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Polski Day will be held on Saturday, May 6, at All Saints Catholic Church, 809 Vermont Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Polski Day kicks off with a parade at 11 a.m. May 6 at 14th and Central, ending at All Saints parish, where the event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Music, food and games are planned. A 4 p.m. polka Mass then follows at All Saints parish.

Judson Baptist Church, 8300 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold Sunday morning services at 11 a.m. on the first Sunday of the month, and at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on the other Sundays, and Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. The church website is

A bike safety program, Hawks, Helmets and Handlebars, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at the New Bethel Church, 745 Walker Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. At the free event, there will be a bike safety course, a Baby Jay appearance, a remote live broadcast by 99.6 The Point, and an appearance by Johnson County Consolidated Fire Department 2. The first 150 children to attend will receive a free KU bike helmet. The children must be present to receive the helmet.

Parkway Baptist Church, 12320 Parallel Parkway, plans a Community Blood Service blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. June 19 at the church classrooms. To schedule a donation, visit or call 816-753-4040.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., is planning a Vacation Bible School June 22 and 23.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will observe the third Sunday in the Easter season at 10 a.m. April 30. The service in Spanish will be at 5 p.m.

Heavy rains expected today and Sunday

Wyandotte County could receive 2.3 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)

Heavy rain will move into the area this morning, with several episodes of rainfall to continue through Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches will be possible in the heaviest activity, according to the weather service.

The heavy rainfall will lead to flooding along area river, creeks, and streams, the weather service said.

It will also lead to localized flash flooding. If you do encounter water covered roadways, do not try to drive through it. Turn around, don’t drown.