The National Weather Service is predicting that 3 to 4 inches of rain will have fallen across Eastern Jackson County by this afternoon.

By this morning, major incidents related to flooding in EJC were few and no major accidents were reported.

Some areas in southeast Independence reported more than 5 inches of rain by 8 a.m.

In Independence, police said a homeowner in the 800 block of 31st Street reported foundation problems because of flooding. A dispatcher for police said she had sent emergency crews to the home, though there was no immediate concern of injuries.

No electricity loss was reported in the Independence nor Blue Springs areas. Todd Farley, assistant chief with the Central Jackson Fire Protection District, reported no fires or water rescues throughout the night or in the early morning.

One water rescue was reported in the metro area at 114th Street and Tomahawk in Overland Park.

A spokesperson for the Missouri Department of Transportation said no roads were closed in Eastern Jackson County. She said most of the closings were in Johnson and Lafayette counties. The MoDOT Web site listed several flooded areas, but most of the areas appear to be in the mid and eastern portion of the state.

Independence and Lee’s Summit join several other Kansas City metro areas that should expect some flooding throughout the day as rain continues. A flash flood warning is in effect until Thursday morning for the Little Blue River at Knobtown in Kansas City.