Rural Riley County had $1.35 million in damage during flood

September 25, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A flood on Labor Day caused $1.35 million in damage in rural Riley County.

County emergency management director Pat Collins told county commissioners during their Monday meeting that 28 homes outside of Manhattan were damaged.

Officials announced earlier that the flooding caused $17.2 million inside Manhattan city limits.

The Manhattan Mercury reports Collins said the Red Cross helped 327 people in 139 homes in the region and between 15 and 30 people stayed at their two shelters each day.

Nearly 9 inches of rain fell during the Labor Day weekend, causing Wildcat Creek to overflow its banks and forcing more than 300 people to evacuate their homes


Information from: The Manhattan (Kan.) Mercury, http://www.themercury.com

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