Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
600 AM CDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...

IN 1998...THE INFAMOUS HALLOWEEN FLOOD INUNDATED MUCH OF
SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS.  WIDESPREAD RAINFALLS
OF 6 TO 12 INCHES DRENCHED THE REGION.THE TREMENDOUS
AMOUNT OF RAIN RESULTED IN THE FLOODING OF MANY RIVERS.
THE WALNUT...COTTONWOOD...WHITEWATER AND ARKANSAS RIVERS
ALL ROSE TO THE OCCASION...AS RECORD FLOODING RESULTED.
MAJOR FLOODING OCCURRED IN WEST WICHITA ALONG THE COWSKIN
CREEK.AUGUSTA WAS ESPECIALLY HARD HIT.  THE HALLOWEEN
FLOOD RESULTED IN $37.8 MILLION DAMAGE AND THE EVACUATION
OF AROUND 5,300 PEOPLE.  DESPITE SUCH DEVASTATION...THERE
WERE ONLY 2 INJURIES AND 1 FATALITY.

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