‘Shouldn’t be this full of water already’: Cow Creek, others being monitored for flooding

Kansas

The rain this weekend has already caused flooding in some areas across Kansas.

Several counties are in a flood watch until Wednesday morning. KSN visited two areas this weekend already feeling the rain’s impact.

Two to three inches of rain turned this roadway near Andale, into a flood zone Saturday.

“We’ve had problems through here a little further up with water being over the road, but it hasn’t been to this extreme,” said Chris Smith, Wichita.

Smith is a truck driver and says he’s heard more rain is on the way this week. He drove through the water Saturday, but has advice for smaller vehicles, avoid it.

“Just get around this as best you can,” said Smith.

Sunday we stopped by Cow Creek near Hutchinson that’s expected to rise above flood stage by Tuesday.

“It shouldn’t be this full of water already,” said Deputy Travis Vogt, Reno County Sheriff’s Office.

Reno County Sheriff’s deputy Travis Vogt says farm land and roads are typically impacted when the creek floods. And this is when roads are shut down, through communication with emergency management.

“If they need us to go out and check roads, and check how the water levels are we have the vehicles that can get on the muddy roads and check them, and report back so they know kind of get an update of where things stand,” said Vogt.

Vogt says hopefully the rain will come slow to where it doesn’t flood. We will have to wait and see.

The deputy says if you see a large amount of water on the road don’t drive through it because you don’t know what is underneath it or how deep it is.

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