Fire officials urge caution around water banks

WICHITA, Kansas – Recent rains have caused water levels around the state to rise. On Tuesday, the Wichita Fire Department cautioned people to be aware of the conditions of the water banks.

Near Exploration Place in downtown Wichita, the water is rising up to the sidewalk on the Arkansas River.

The fire department warns as water erodes the banks, they could give way at any moment, sweeping away those standing too close by.

“People are just watching and throwing rocks or just playing around with the kids. They could just easily, that ground is so saturated, they could just fall in and just take you away,” said Jose Ocadiz, Wichita Fire Department.

Forecasters are predicting more rain throughout the week.

Click here for the latest forecast from the KSN Storm Track 3 Weather Center.

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