Cars underwater in Excelsior Springs & people all over metro report high water

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EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. -- Managers at the Elms Hotel evacuated the parking lot and watched as its outdoor amenities including the pool and volleyball court flooded Wednesday. The above video is from Excelsior Springs, but a separate parking lot from The Elms. The guests were not evacuated, as the guest rooms are three floors above water level. A city worker said the hotel basement had taken on water.

Below are additional pictures taken by FOX 4 viewers and FOX 4 photographers and reporters who were on all corners of the metro area.


In Kansas City, a city bus driver called for help when high water pushed the bus off the road at 59th and Brookside Wednesday morning.

According to a police dispatcher, the bus floated to the curb.  Firefighters were dispatched to the scene to remove the passengers. Cindy Baker, spokesperson for the ATA,  said the firefighters were able to quickly assist and the bus continued on its route along with those six passengers that were aboard. The water receded quickly when the rain eased up. There were no injuries.

A woman who was in Brookside during the hard rain took video and sent it to FOX 4. Thanks to Alyvia Wright Elliot, who was near E. 56th Terrace and Brookside Blvd.  She says the cars seen in her video managed to make their way out, but that the water continued to demand caution.

Meanwhile, FOX 4 dispatched a news team to another water rescue reported at Blue Parkway and Kensington.   FOX 4's Megan Dillard was there when another car stalled out in the high water.

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A video clip shared with us on Facebook by Sarah Whitworth Jackson shows what some are experiencing in Odessa.