Stranger Creek rose over its banks this weekend in Leavenworth County, causing flooding on a couple of roads and in fields, an emergency management spokeswoman said.


Stranger Creek rose over its banks this weekend in Leavenworth County, causing flooding on a couple of roads and in fields, an emergency management spokeswoman said.

The creek has now dropped well below its flood stage for the Easton area, according to Debbie Winetroub, deputy director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management.

“It receded rather quickly,” she said.

She said the creek rose to 18.45 feet Sunday.

The creek’s flood stage is 17 feet at Easton, according to the website for the National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

Winetroub said the creek had dropped to 7.6 feet Monday morning.

The Missouri River remains below its flood stage for the Leavenworth area.
Winetroub said the river was at 17.15 feet Monday morning. The flood stage is 20 feet.

The county experienced stormy weather Saturday night. Winetroub said there were tornadoes reported in neighboring Jefferson County, which prompted warnings for Leavenworth County. But there were no reports of tornadoes in Leavenworth County.

“We had some winds,” she said, which led to some downed trees.

There also was hail reported in the Easton area.