Downpour hits NEJC with nearly 3 inches of rain in little more than 3 hours

Indian Lane near 63rd Street was completely underwater at noon.
Indian Lane near 63rd Street was completely underwater at noon.

Nearly three inches of rain fell this morning in parts of northeast Johnson County and had streams running high and roads closed in several spots.

Individual sensors recorded rainfall of 2.994 inches over the 12 hours that ended at 3 p.m. this afternoon at 63rd Street and Mission Road. Martway at Rock Creek had 2.64 inches of rain in the same period.

Two heavy spikes at 9 a.m. and noon each brought about .8 of an inch in a very short period of time. Rainfall sensors show that the heaviest rain in the region was concentrated in NEJC. Rainfall at Johnson Drive and Turkey Creek was a lighter 1.812 inches in the same period.

Brush Creek and Rock Creek were both running extremely high and gates were closed in areas where the roads cross the streams. Warning lights also were turned on in Mission Hills warning drivers not to enter Indian Lane off 63rd Street.

No known rescues were performed during the downpour in NEJC.

Brush Creek through Mission Hills was running out of its banks in several spots.
Brush Creek through Mission Hills was running out of its banks in several spots.