Rain Flooding Areas Around Emporia, Cottonwood River

By: 13 News (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: 13 News (Posted by Josh Mabry)

EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW)-- After all the rain we received Monday flooding is a concern for some areas to the south.

The Cottonwood River is in a flood warning this week from Emporia west to Florence, according to KVOE radio.

Lyon County Emergency Management told 13 News Tuesday they expect the river to be at moderate flood stage Tuesday night and or Wednesday morning, putting water over highway 99. They also say that there's a lot of debris in the river because there hasn't been enough water to clean it out in a few years, so that could create problems with bridge supports.
they are monitoring that.

Emergency Manager Rick Frevert says be safe -- stay out of flood waters.

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