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Several Water Rescues Near Wichita After Morning Flash Flood

9 Sep 2016, 10:49 am

Multiple water rescues took place Friday morning after a flash flood swept through eastern Kansas.

This is the second flash flood to hit the same area in a month—where one person lost their life.

Emergency management reported several vehicles were swept off the roadways early Friday morning. So far, there have been no reported fatalities.

Styx creek rose out if its banks and flooded downtown Mulvane. Additionally, the Arkansas River, just west of the town is expected to crest at major flood stage Friday night, exacerbating the flooding in Mulvane, Kan.

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Roadways and highways, including highway 53, or Main St, have been flooded. Travel is limited Friday morning due to road washouts. Several schools including Mulvane, Clearwater, Douglass and Rose Hill have closed Friday due to the flooding.

Rose Hill is among one of the many communities hardest hit by the flood waters. It’s this same community that suffered flash flood waters last month where one person lost their life.

Flash flood watches remain in effect through the rest of the day.

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For WeatherNation; Meteorologist Kylee Miller & Nick Marianos

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