Flash flooding prompts evacuations in Kansas

September 3, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Flash flooding has prompted about 300 people from the northeastern Manhattan, Kansas area to evacuate.

The Wichita Eagle reported Monday that nearly 9 inches of overnight rain caused flash flooding along Wildcat Creek. There are two shelters in the area for those displaced by flooding.

Riley County police in a Facebook post wrote that water is receding in some areas but rising in others. Police warned against going through areas with high water.

There also were some evacuations Monday in Pratt, and a shelter was set up for displaced residents. A National Weather Service meteorologist told the newspaper that about 6 to 8 inches of rain fell overnight in the area.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

Update hourly