Kansas Flooding Responsible for Two Deaths

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15 Aug 2018 4:35 PM
Intense rainfall late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning proved fatal in southeastern Kansas. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, two men were killed as their vehicle was swept off the road by rising flood waters. The identities of the father and son were released as Dennis Clark Catron Sr. (72) and Dennis Clark Catron Jr. (39) of rural Elk City. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2150446061866414&id=1424207464490281 Reports of seven to nine inches of rainfall came in across the Independence, Kansas area. Local authorities responded to multiple stranded motorists, in some cases going door to door to warn residents of high water. https://twitter.com/NWSWichita/status/1029741075303460864 Reports of a tornado also came into Elk City just after 5:30 pm CDT. Here's a look at just a handful of the local storm reports coming into the NWS Wichita office from the event: Kansas Flooding Responsible for Two Deaths Some of the storms yesterday even turned tornadic. A possible tornado touchdown was seen near Elk City, KS https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1029869146979201024 For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Karissa Klos.
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