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Central Kansas flooding closes roads, threatens golf course

May 30, 2019

STERLING, Kan. (AP) — Roads are closed in central Kansas and a community is in danger of losing much of its golf course because of continued flooding.

Officials said flooding remains a concern across Kansas because of severe storms that moved through the state earlier in the week and spawned a large tornado in northeast Kansas.

Rice County Emergency Management Coordinator Greg Klein said the Arkansas River is out of its banks and there is flooding along Cow Creek.

He said floodwaters are flowing through the Sterling Country Club and, “They’re going to lose part of their golf course.”

He said most of the dirt roads and many of the blacktop roads in the southern part of the county remain closed. A portion of Kansas 14 south of Sterling also was closed.

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