Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Dangerous Flash Flood Situation Central Kansas!

Torrential rains have occurred since 4:30pm over parts of Harvey and far north Sedgwick Counties in Kansas. The reds equal 5 to about 6 inches. The grays within the white areas (inside the reds) are up to 7" of rain. And, as the image below indicates, heavy rain continues to fall over the area.


Radar continues to show very heavy rains falling over the area as of 7:35pm.

I expect US 50 between Newton and Hutchinson to become impassible (if it is not already) and I expect a flood to rapidly develop on the Little Arkansas River. If your family and friends in this area don't know about this, please let them know. 

  • Do not allow children to play in floodwaters.
  • Do not drive into flooded areas. Turn around, don't drown.
  • If you live along the Little Arkansas, be prepared to move to higher ground at the first sign of rising water, even during the night. 
This is more serious flash flood situation than we usually get in central Kansas. 

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