Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
606 PM CDT TUE JUL 21 2015

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RENO KS-HARVEY KS-SEDGWICK KS-
606 PM CDT TUE JUL 21 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 PM CDT FOR
SOUTHEASTERN RENO...SOUTHWESTERN HARVEY AND NORTHWESTERN SEDGWICK
COUNTIES...

AT 602 PM CDT...PUBLIC REPORTED FLOODING WITHIN THE WARNED AREA. IN
SOME LOCATIONS DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN
FELL IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. RAIN HAS SINCE DECREASED IN
INTENSITY...HOWEVER ONGOING FLOODING WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THESE
AREAS THIS EVENING.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
WICHITA...GODDARD...MAIZE...SEDGWICK...COLWICH...HAVEN...BURRTON...
MOUNT HOPE...ANDALE...BENTLEY...WICHITA EISENHOWER NATIONAL
AIRPORT...YODER...CHENEY STATE PARK AND CHENEY LAKE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES IN URBAN AREAS.
ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF
CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

&&

LAT...LON 3767 9761 3782 9797 3808 9776 3791 9741
      3769 9747 3768 9740 3761 9743

$$

RITZMAN



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