Westport cleans up after overnight flash floods - KCTV5

Westport cleans up after overnight flash floods

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Despite being more flooded than neighboring businesses, Pie Five was able to open for business on Sunday. (KCTV) Despite being more flooded than neighboring businesses, Pie Five was able to open for business on Sunday. (KCTV)
Some businesses tried to use sandbags, but it wasn't enough. (KCTV) Some businesses tried to use sandbags, but it wasn't enough. (KCTV)
This man's car was flooded in Westport on Saturday night. (KCTV) This man's car was flooded in Westport on Saturday night. (KCTV)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

The water may be gone in Westport, but the cleanup continues.

On Sunday, workers were out trying to clean up all the rocks, dirt and mud the water dragged to the parking lot.

Several businesses were affected.

Pie Five, Popcorn Heaven and even the Spectrum store that sits higher up were flooded.

At one point, the water in the parking lot was waist deep.

Some businesses used sandbags to try and stop the flooding, but it wasn’t enough.

The good news is that no one was hurt. Some businesses like Pie Five had already reopened on Sunday morning. At one point, there was a foot of water in the store.

Two employees there had to leave through the back door on Saturday night because of how much water was coming in through the front.

Workers in the area say this is the fourth time they’ve been flooded in the past month.

They also say that when cars try to drive through the high water, it creates a wave effect and that that’s part of why their businesses get flooded.

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