Cameras monitor water around KC

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Emergency management officials can now monitor water levels at many Kansas City intersections known for their problematic flooding.

The cameras were installed last summer during a drought, so this is the first year the city will put them to the test.

Emergency Management also use water sensors around the city, with each one set to its own max level.

“If the alarms go off, or if conditions indicate he will notify our office and we will notify barricade teams for instance and we will go out and barricade, said Steve Bean, a technology coordinator with the city of Kansas City, Mo. “They have a preset list, or if it’s localized he will tell us the general areas that we need to barricade.”

The city’s water services department says crews check drainage systems each day to make sure they’re up to par.

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