July 27 (UPI) -- Flash flooding hit Kansas City on Thursday after heavy rain swelled creeks, the National Weather Service said.
The flooding caused some damage to buildings in south Kansas City but no serious injuries or deaths have been reported.
The NWS issued flash flood warnings for Cass and Johnson counties in Missouri early Thursday morning.
"Do not drive into flood waters. Radar estimates and rain gauges show between 3 and 6 inches of rain fell across the warned area," the NWS said in a statement Thursday. "The rain has ended but flash flooding is ongoing."
Creeks in the area swelled from the downpour, including the Indian Creek at State Line -- which crested at 27 feet, a new record by nearly 2 feet.
"Countless water rescues this morning -- every one of them thought they could make it. Please don't be the next to make this mistake," the NWS added.
The weather service also said cars were swept into the Indian Creek. It wasn't immediately known where they were carried and the status of the drivers or passengers.
"Extremely dangerous situation. Avoid this area!" the NWS posted to Twitter.
Officials said flooding was forecast in the Missouri cities of Lee`s Summit, Grandview, Belton, Raymore, Harrisonville, Pleasant Hill, Greenwood, Peculiar, Holden, Garden City, Lake Winnebago, Cleveland, Leeton, Freeman, Chilhowee, East Lynne, Kingsville, Lake Annette, Baldwin Park and Centerview.