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.
**********PRESS RELEASE**********08/15/2018 On the evening of August 14, 2018 two Montgomery County men were killed…
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.
Intense rainfall totals far SE KS yesterday evening-overnight. 7-9" NW of Independence. Widespread flooding, numerous water rescues in and around Independence. Tragically, two known fatalities near Elk City Lake. #kswx pic.twitter.com/M2EgM2Ivfy
— NWS Wichita (@NWSWichita) August 15, 2018
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:
Some of the storms yesterday even turned tornadic. A possible tornado touchdown was seen near Elk City, KS
Possible tornado touched down in Elk City, KS yesterday. pic.twitter.com/93VLpg8SeP
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) August 15, 2018