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KC area firefighters standing by to perform water rescues from floodwaters

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KC area firefighters standing by to perform water rescues from floodwaters

KC area firefighters standing by to perform water rescues from floodwaters

Firefighters from the Kansas City metro spent Thursday getting familiar with Elwood, Kansas in case it floods.

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KC area firefighters standing by to perform water rescues from floodwaters

MISSOURI, ASFLOODING WORSENSALONG THE MISSOURIRIVER.LEVEE BREACHESFORCED PEOPLE INFOUR MORECOMMUNITIES TOEVACUATE.SOME IN THE WATER'SPATH ARE FED UP."We can put a man on themoon but we can'tregulate a river?"WE'VE GOT TEAMCOVERAGE AS THEWATERS RISE --CAT REID IS IN ST.JOSEPH --BUT LET'S START WITHANDRES GUTIERREZ,WHO IS ACROSS THERIVER IN ELWOOD,KANSAS.ANDRES -- PEOPLEWERE TOLD TOEVACUATE THERE ASHORT TIME AGO.THEY WERERHIANNON--AND NOW OFFICIALSARE WAITING TO SEEHOW MANY PEOPLEWILL ACTUALLY LEAVE.THESE RESCUE BOATSBELONG TO SEVERALFIRE DEPARTMENTSFROM THE KANSASCITY METRO.THEY'RE STANDING BYIN CASE THE RIVERSUBMERGES THISTOWN.THIS IS ELWOODKANSAS LAST HOPE......IN PREVENTING THEMISSOURI RIVER FROMBREAKING THROUGH...DOZENS OF NATIONALGUARD MEMBERSSPENT THE DAYFORTIFYING THETOWN'S LEVEE USINGSAND FROM K-DOT.TRYING TO SEE WHEREWE CAN GET BOATS INYOU'RE IN WATERTHAT'S NOT MEANT TOIT'S REALLY RUNNINGFAST RIGHT NOW SORIGHT HERE'SACTUALLY A LOCAL MAPWHEN THEY BRING THEGPS' BACK I PULL ALLIT'S PRETTY NICE TOCALL BACK AND CHECKI'M TOLD AT LEASTTWO OF THESE BOATSWILL BE OUTRESPONDING TO CALLSWHEN NEEDED.LIVE IN ELWOODKANSAS.

ANDRESGUTIERREZ.

41 ACTIONNEWS.IN ELWOOD TONIGH




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