Power to a portion of a rural Saline County community impacted by flooding will be shut off this afternoon.
Due to rising flood water and the anticipation of additional precipitation this evening and Thursday, Saline County Emergency Management is ordering a public safety shut-off of power to the Southwest corner of the City of New Cambria to be conducted at 3pm, Wednesday May 22nd.
This area has already taken on flood waters and in the best interests of safety for the residents in that area coupled with the emergency responders, that the shut off of power to this area is critical.
The only area that will be affected by this public safety shut-off are those homes located in the Southwest corner of the town of New Cambria to include the mobile home park. All other power to the town will remain on unless conditions change.
Due to the shut-off of power, it is recommended that those in this area evacuate. A shelter is open at the First Covenant Church located at 2625 E. Magnolia in Salina for those displaced. Residents with pets can take them to a shelter at the Saline County Expo Center located at 900 Greeley Ave.
Photo from Bill Grit via social media