- Associated Press - Sunday, May 17, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Forecasters have determined that wind gusts of 75 to 85 mph pushed 34 stopped railcars off their tracks in Lyon County.

The National Weather Service announced Sunday that the winds that hit Saturday night also damaged trees and outbuilding in the area. Additionally, an EF-1 tornado with peak wind speeds of 94 mph damaged a Lyon County farmstead.

Forecasters say 1 to 4 inches of rain fell Saturday and early Sunday across much of eastern Kansas, causing flash flooding in low-lying areas of Coffeyville, Wichita and the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Some stretches of the Chikaskia, Marais Des Cygnes, Neosho and the Cottonwood rivers are or soon will be overflowing their banks, causing minor to moderate flooding. Forecasters say some low-lying roads and farmland will be inundated.


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