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The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering disaster loans to several Kansas counties affected by severe storms and flooding earlier this month.

The low-interest federal loans will be available in Sedgwick, Butler, Cowley, Harper, Kingman, and Sumner counties. The SBA declared a disaster in those areas after heavy rains caused flooding in cities throughout southern Kansas.

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Torrential rain is causing more flooding in southern Sedgwick County, including the city of Mulvane. This is the second time in less than three weeks that the town of about 7,000 has flooded.

The Styx Creek in downtown Mulvane left its banks early Friday following storms with heavy rain, and receded about four hours later. The National Weather Service Office in Wichita says the Arkansas River at Mulvane is also out of its banks and expected to reach a record level of 21 feet tonight.

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Sedgwick County Commissioners have called for a state of emergency after a flash flood caused severe damage in the town of Mulvane last week.

The declaration makes Mulvane eligible for state and federal disaster assistance funding. This is the first time since the Oaklawn Tornado in 2012 that the county has had to declare a state of local disaster emergency.

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The flash flood that filled downtown Mulvane last weekend caused more than $1 million in damage.

Mulvane City Administrator Kent Hixson says several feet of water from Styx Creek flooded the Main Street area following Friday’s heavy rain. At least 57 residential structures and about five commercial buildings were damaged.

Hixson says several inches of water flooded the city’s community room.

"That ruined the carpet and ruined some sheetrock, so we’re in the process of getting the carpet out and getting that dried out and getting that back in business," he says.

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Some residents in Mulvane are seeking assistance from the American Red Cross after flood waters rose quickly in the area over the weekend.

Dozens of residents have contacted the Red Cross at a service center in Mulvane. Executive director Michelle Jantz says people came into the center talking about how they didn’t expect the flood to move so rapidly.

"You know, they’re just talking about their homes, and the damage that they're seeing, and the personal belongings that are destroyed," she says.

Kansas Star Casino Exceeding Revenue Expectations

Sep 13, 2012

The Kansas Star Casino near Mulvane continues to easily exceed revenue projections.

The Kansas Lottery said Wednesday that entering September, the casino generated $129.5 million since it opened in mid-December last year. It has been averaging more than $15 million a month. The lottery owns and operates the casino's games.

If that pace continues, the casino will bring in more than $180 million this year. In 2010, consultants predicted the casino would generate $159.1 million in 2012.