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Thursday, 09 May 2019 14:22

Kansas Flash Floods Force Evacuations, Close Schools & Highways

(TNS) — People were evacuated from their homes and schools were closed or delayed Wednesday after Kansas was hit with back-to-back thunderstorms.

The Kansas Turnpike was also closed south of Wellington to the Oklahoma border Wednesday morning.

Emergency management officials began evacuating people from an area about 5 miles west of Manhattan about 5 a.m., according to a report by the Associated Press.

Evacuations started in the Wichita area early Wednesday. The Weather Channel reported on its Twitter account that evacuations were ongoing in parts of Peabody and Wellington before 6 a.m. Peabody is in Marion County, about 40 miles north of Wichita. Wellington is in Sumner County, about 35 miles south of Wichita.

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https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Kansas-Flash-Floods-Force-Evacuations-Close-Schools--Highways.html