Wyandotte County

Crews worked to rescue a man trapped in a trench collapse Tuesday near 44th and Metropolitan Avenue. (Photo from Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department)
Crews worked to rescue a man trapped in a trench collapse Tuesday near 44th and Metropolitan Avenue. (Photo from Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department)

Kansas City, Kan., emergency crews rescued a man trapped in a trench collapse on Tuesday.

A 46-year-old man was working in a 12-foot trench at 1649 S. 44th St. around 5 p.m. when the wall of the trench collapsed and he was partly buried, up to mid-chest, according to a spokesman for the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department.

The man and two others had been working on remodeling a home at the address, the spokesman said.

Crews used shoring equipment to make sure the trench did not collapse any more, the spokesman said.

The victim was conscious and talking to rescuers during the incident. Fire and emergency medical services crews administered medical care, an IV and oxygen, while rescue crews hand dug around the individual until he was freed from the collapsed area, the spokesman said.

The man was transported by an emergency vehicle to a hospital in Kansas City, Kan., and the extent of his injuries is unknown, the spokesman said.

One firefighter suffered a shoulder strain during the rescue, according to the spokesman.

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National Weather Service graphic
National Weather Service graphic

Today is a good day to get out and run errands, and mow the lawn if it is dry, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 81.

Rain will return to the forecast tonight, according to the National Weather Service, mainly after 4 a.m. The low tonight will be around 65, and the chance of rain is 30 percent.

On Thursday, there is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, the weather service said. The high will be near 82.

Widespread storms are expected on Friday with the chance for isolated severe storms, according to the weather service.

Heavy rain Friday and Friday night may lead to continued or additional flooding along area rivers, creeks, and streams, the weather service said.

For more weather information, visit www.weather.gov.

River levels on the Missouri River at Kansas City. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chart)
River levels on the Missouri River at Kansas City. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chart)

River levels on the Kansas River at Kansas City, Kan. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chart)
River levels on the Kansas River at Kansas City, Kan. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chart)

Levels on Turkey Creek at Southwest Boulevard. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chart)
Levels on Turkey Creek at Southwest Boulevard. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chart)

Severe storm risk. (National Weather Service graphic)
Severe storm risk. (National Weather Service graphic)

Scattered thunderstorms are possible in the region this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Wyandotte County is in a category of “marginal” risk, according to the weather service.

With these storms, an isolated severe storm with damaging winds and large hail is possible. Additional storms are expected area-wide tonight, and severe weather is not anticipated.

The weather service said scattered storms will be possible every day this week, while severe weather is not expected.

Ongoing river flooding in some places may be prolonged by additional rainfall. An additional 1 to 2.5 inches is expected through Saturday night, the weather service said.

Today the high will be near 80. There is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m., then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m., the weather service said.

Tonight, the low will be around 61. There is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, the weather service said.

Wednesday, there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to the weather service. The skies will be mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

For more weather information, see www.weather.gov.

Expected rainfall through Saturday. (National Weather Service graphic)
Expected rainfall through Saturday. (National Weather Service graphic)

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