Kansans in flooded areas urged to be cautious

Town of Sedgwick, Photo from Sara Flinn

WICHITA, Kansas — The Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) is urging Kansans to be cautious if planning to drive into areas that received heavy rainfall.

Officials say flash flooding may occur and could quickly affect roads and anyone on the roads.

According to the KDEM, the force of just six inches of swiftly moving water can knock individuals off their feet.

Vehicles can be swept away in just two feet of moving water.

The KDEM says to stay away from floodwaters, storm drains and sewers.

The best protection during a flood is to leave the area or your car and seek shelter on higher ground.


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