Thunderstorm brings flooding to area


A fast moving thunderstorm put Sedalia and Pettis County under a severe thunderstorm warning, flash flood and tornado watch until Thursday morning. According to Dave Clippert, director of the Sedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management Agency, several streets are flooded in Sedalia and Pettis County. Police scanner chatter indicated at around 9:30 p.m. that some vehicles were stranded on Highway 50 at Sneed Avenue in Sedalia and police are shutting down the westbound lanes to traffic until the water recedes.

A severe thunderstorm Wednesday evening left many Sedalia streets flooded. Cars moved cautiously at the intersection of 24th Street and Ohio Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Ohio Avenue between 24th Street and 20th Street soon became flooded as well as Kentucky Avenue at the same location. Various reports of stalled cars and flooding on Sneed Avenue as well as a report of an elderly couple trapped in their flooding home on East 16th Street were reported by local law enforcement.

A severe thunderstorm caused a hard, pounding rain which can be seen in this street light on 24th Street and Ohio Avenue.

A severe thunderstorm Wednesday evening left many Sedalia streets flooded. Cars moved cautiously at the intersection of 24th Street and Ohio Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Ohio Avenue between 24th Street and 20th Street soon became flooded as well as Kentucky Avenue at the same location. Various reports of stalled cars and flooding on Sneed Avenue as well as a report of an elderly couple trapped in their flooding home on East 16th Street were reported by local law enforcement.

Sedalia Democrat
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