Storms cause damage, delay start of Royals game - KCTV5

Storms cause damage, delay start of Royals game

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The soaking rains Monday caused problems on Memorial Day morning, but sunshine and blue skies were out by the afternoon.

Lightning hit several homes, but no major damage was reported.

The high winds and heavy rains downed trees. One tree fell on a home at 62nd Street and Elmwood Avenue in Kansas City.

Harvey Roberts heard a clap of thunder and then the tree came down with a roar.

"I was surprised when I came out and saw this. The tree came loose from the roots," he said. "The tree must have had root rot after so many years it couldn't take it anymore."

His home only saw minor damage. He said his insurance company will help him get the tree removed.

Heavy rains caused some street flooding and cars to hydroplane.

Access to the downtown Kansas City Airport was closed due to high waters.

At least one vehicle became stalled in high water in the East Bottoms. Water is pooling on area roads and highways, and motorists are asked to use caution.

The scanner was filled with calls to officers about high water. One car became stuck in high water on Chouteau Trafficway, but the driver was able to escape.

The weather caused nuisances but no serious injuries.

The Royals delayed the start of today's game versus the Cardinals by an hour. The game got underway at 2:10 p.m.

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KCTV5's Brett Hacker, Josh Collins and Rob Rhodes contributed to this report.

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