Bruce Aune and Beth Malicki report anyone one block to the river's edge needs to evacuate. Water was rising two inches per hour.
KCRG studio was in the mandatory evacuation, but employees remained to bring continuous coverage.
People seeking shelter could have gone to Prairie High School where the American Red Cross had set up. If evacuees had pets they were asked to drop animals at Kirkwood Community College.
Some residents felt flood would be much worse than what it was previously near Indian Creek.
Many detour routes including the I-80 route, were set up because of bridges being covered or soon to be covered by water.
The 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew was enforced for the downtown area during the evacuation orders.
Joe Winters and Kaj O'Mara explains how strong water can be and warns people who are sightseeing not to, because of the dangerous swift water.