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UPDATE: Flooding Rain, Damaging Wind

KSAL Staff - June 5, 2015 11:30 am

This tree in front of a home on S. 9th Street in Salina was a casualty of the storms.

This tree in front of a home on S. 9th Street in Salina was a casualty of the storms.

Cleanup was underway Friday from overnight storms that rolled through Central Kansas.

There was no major damage, but storms brought strong wind, dropped heavy rain, and caused a power outage in a portion Salina that lasted several hours.

Crews were out cleaning up large limbs, and trees, that were damaged by the wind.

Up to four inches of rain fell in portions of the Salina area. A reporting station three miles east / northeast of Salina collected 4.15 inches of rain. The rain prompted  multiple flood warnings around the area.

The heavy rain did cause minor street flooding in Salina. In rural Saline County water was running over some roads.

A portion of South Salina lost power as the storms rolled through. Some locations were without power for a couple of hours.

More rain is possible Friday night, and again Sunday into Sunday night, with a dry Saturday sandwiched in between.

ORIGINAL: There were no initial reports of major damage around the area, but storms overnight brought strong wind, dropped heavy rain, and caused a power outage in a portion Salina that lasted several hours.

Over three inches of rain fell in portions of the Salina area. A reporting station three miles east / northeast of Salina collected 3.28 inches of rain. The rain prompted a flood warning for all of Saline County, and a flash flood warning for Northern Saline County through early Friday morning.

The heavy rain did cause minor street flooding in Salina. The intersection of Ninth and Republic had around a foot of water over the intersection. Several other streets were also flooded, including some that do not typically flood.

A portion of South Salina lost power as storms rolled through. Some locations were without power for a couple of hours.

Further to the east, the community of Rossville is preparing for flooding on Friday. According to officials Cross Creek has risen significantly within the last 24 hours, and continues to rise. The creek is expected to exceed the crest level early Friday afternoon, reaching 28.7. Heavy rain locally and to the north of the area have filled water reservoirs that feed into Cross Creek.

Residents in Rossville should expect a flood event that will last for several days. Residents west of Main Street will be impacted during the early stages of this flooding event. Localized flooding will result in road closures and is expected to reach homes. Residents should take precautions to protect their belongings in lower levels of their homes.

City of Salina