Hutchinson residents cleaning up from flood

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RENO COUNTY, Kansas – Residents in Hutchinson are waiting for the water to recede.

Monday was calm which was the exact opposite from Sunday afternoon.

Early Sunday between five to seven inches of rain hit Hutchinson and surrounding areas in Reno County.

Many homes west of town are still surrounded by several feet of standing water.

The flooding has also torn up city streets leaving a 15 foot wide sinkhole in the 1100 block of West 11th Street.

Bill Guy with Reno County Emergency Management says the main concern now is the water flowing down Cow Creek from Rice County.

“I’m concerned because Cow Creek is higher now in Rice County than it was last week so all that water is coming our way so the Cow Creek area is going to be flooded,” said Bill Guy, Reno County Emergency Management.

Guy says right now they are making assessments to see how much damage was caused by Sunday’s floods.

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