Roads closed in Sedgwick due to flooding


The town of Sedgwick experiencing several flooded roads and closed streets. As a result, school was canceled. 

KSN News talked to several people who are concerned that Sand Creek is backed up on the north end of town. They say once it is full, it will begin to flood much worse. 

Resident said they have seen it before. 

“With a big truck you can get out. But not with a car. No. Not at this point. It’s in foot or tall trucks,” said Tanna Kotek, Sedgwick resident. 

Emergency managers in Harvey County have also seen this kind of flooding. 

“We’re in a planning process right now. What we’re trying to do is take data we have now and anticipate on historical archive data, what’s going to transpire the next few days,” said Gary Denny, Harvey County Emergency Management Director.

According to the National Weather Service, up to 8 inches of rain has fallen since Friday in the area and up to 3 inches more are possible through Wednesday.

Flood watches have been issued for most of central and eastern Kansas as forecasts call for several rivers and creeks to crest above flood stage.

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