- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

ROSSVILLE, Kan. (AP) - The northeast Kansas town of Rossville is drying out after a creek overflowed its banks and inundated homes.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1MdFSR7 ) reports that residents spent Friday sandbagging and moving their belongings out of basements after rain swelled Cross Creek. Police Chief Jason Connell says more than three dozen home were affected and about 75 residents of the Rossville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center were taken to other facilities.

Sheriff’s Lt. Danny Lotridge said in a news release that heavy rainfall had filled water reservoirs that feed into Cross Creek. The National Weather Services reported that the creek fell below flood stage just before 5 a.m. Saturday.

But minor to moderate flooding continued Saturday along several other waterways, including the Little Blue River near Barnes and Stranger Creek at Easton.


Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com



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