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Oct 09

News Release: Flooding expected for Wildcat Creek

Posted on October 9, 2018 at 8:31 AM by Vivienne Uccello

(MANHATTAN, KS – 10:30 PM October 8, 2018) The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Riley County. Wildcat Creek is expected to rise above flood stage, reaching 21’ by 8:30 AM Wednesday morning. The Labor Day flood crest was 28’. Additional heavy rain is possible tonight and residents are encouraged to prepare for flooding in low lying areas.

No evacuations have been issued at this time but residents living near Wildcat Creek are being advised to move vehicles to higher ground. Officers from Riley County Police Department are going door to door to notify residents in Manhattan of the risk to vehicles.

No roads have been closed at this time. Emergency managers are monitoring water levels and are prepared to make closures if necessary. Do not drive through flooded roadways. The average automobile can be swept off the road in 12 inches of moving water, and roads covered by water are prone to collapse.

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