Rains have stopped, but flooding remains in Sedgwick


The skies have cleared and the rain is gone, but the flooding remains. That’s the reality for Kansans across the state. 

The rains have stopped for now, and that’s good for Sedgwick where there is basically only two roads into town. 

From Sedgwick, just like so many places across the metro, flooding remains a real concern. 

No school again in Sedgwick and high waters is why. The flooding is making it difficult, if not dangerous, to get to school. 

But residents are taking it in stride. 

“Know we’re OK. And I always know we can get out of our driveway I never worry about that,” said Wilma Schroeder, Sedgwick resident.

Schroeder says it’s been bad before but not like this near the high school. 

Of course the water has got to go somewhere. Down south in Summer County in Belle Plain roads are closed. Belle Plain a bit of an island because of waters coming off the Ninnescah River.

As the waters flood roads to the south of Wichita they are still keeping an eye on the Sand creek and Emma Creek and the Little Arkansas River at Sedgwick.

Schroeder for one just hopes the rain finally holds off. 

“Yes very much so. Very tired of what this weather is bringing,” said Schroeder. “We had six inches. Had to dump it at four inches and got another two so we had six inches here.”

And a reminder from Harvey County and Summer County emergency managers — do not drive through this stuff. 

They don’t have the resources to do a lot of water rescues and you never know if your car could be swept away. 

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