3:04 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Worried About Floods? Have Alerts Texted To Your Phone

The U.S. Geological Survey has a number of data collection stations scattered across Kansas. The stations transmit real-time data to the USGS every 1-4 hours. Emergency transmissions, such as during floods, may be more frequent.
Credit U.S. Geological Survey

The Kansas Water Office is promoting Water Alert, a service that brings instant, customized updates about water conditions to Kansas residents.

The U.S. Geological Survey created Water Alert to give people timely information about river, lake and groundwater conditions. It's a nationwide service, but there are over a dozen data collection stations in the Wichita area alone.

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5:33 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Reno County Warns People To Stay Out Of Water

A central Kansas county is cracking down on people who place themselves in danger in rain-swollen rivers and creeks.

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12:43 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Emergency Workers Going Door-To-Door In Lindsborg To Gauge Flood Damage

Emergency management workers are going out door-to door in LindsborgĀ  to assess damage from flash flooding that forced the evacuation of several homes.

Lindsborg residents started returning to their homes Tuesday morning as the waters receded.

City Administrator Greg DuMars said between 124 to 140 homes were flooded, mostly in an area that encompasses two subdivisions. Some places were submerged under as much as five feet of water.

Emergency crews used boats to evacuate about 35 or 40 people from their homes on Monday, but only one injury was reported.

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