BENTLEY, Kan. (AP) - Heavy rain has caused flash flooding north of Wichita, forcing several road closings.
The Wichita Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1JQn2lH ) that up to 7 inches of rain fell overnight in northern Sedgwick County and in Harvey County. The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for all or parts of Chase, Marion and Harvey counties.
Lon Buller, emergency management director for Harvey County, says it’s been a challenge to get barricades up for all the roads closed by water. No injuries have been reported, but a rural Sedgwick County resident has been marooned in his home.
James “Woody” Woodall’s property southeast of Bentley is surrounded by water. He says all his chickens have drowned, and there’s about a foot of water in his garage. But he says he’s staying put for now.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com
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