WICHITA — The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a flood warning for northeastern Rice County, southeastern Ellsworth County, southwestern Saline County and northwestern McPherson County until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
At 9:37 p.m. Monday, emergency management reported flooding across northeast Rice County and northwest McPherson County. Some locations that will experience flooding include Lindsborg, Marquette, Geneseo, Bridgeport, Kanopolis Lake and Kanopolis State Park.
Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. One foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice — turn around and don’t drown.
The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a flood warning for the Smoky Hill River at Lindsborg until Wednesday afternoon.
At 11:30 p.m. Monday the stage was 9.4 feet. Flood stage is 21.0 feet. Minor flooding is forecast. The river was forecast to rise above flood stage and continue to rise to near 22.4 feet by Tuesday afternoon. The river will fall below flood stage by late Tuesday. At 21-feet, outh bank overflows extend out to 20 feet from bank. Old Mill Park floods along with low lying fields in rural areas.