Weekend rains lead to flash flooding in parts of Kansas
Parts of Kansas are cleaning up after weekend storms brought flash flooding, along with pockets of wind and lightning damage.
Residents of the north-central Kansas town of Natoma were assessing damage on Monday, a day after a major flash flood. Mayor Rick Dunlap told KWCH-TV that the flood caused more damage than even the flood of 1993. The town of about 270 residents is in Osborne County.
Saline County also saw major damage Sunday, with water in several homes. Residents say the water came up so quickly they had little warning.
Tyler Pfeifer told KSN-TV that he was in the middle of a camping trip when he got a phone call early Sunday from a county dispatcher.
“They were like, ‘Yeah, are you at your house? No? Well, it’s almost completely underwater right now,’” said Pfeifer.
In Topeka, a house was badly damaged after lightning struck a tree, causing it to fall into the home. No one was hurt.
The National Weather Service said there is a strong chance of additional storms over the next several days.