Kansas Flood Waters Claim One Life

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

IOLA, Kan. (AP) _ Rain-swollen rivers in southeast claimed one life.

Crews in Allen County recovered the body of 23-year-old Iola resident Zane Forbis-Burgardt in Elm Creek around 9 a.m. Sunday.

The sheriff's department says three men on inner tubes went over a small dam on the creek Saturday afternoon. The others were able to escape after their tubes flipped, but Forbis-Burgardt drowned.

Emergency management officials say high water remains a concern in much of central and southeastern Kansas.

The Kansas Adjutant General's Office said flood warnings were in effect Monday afternoon for rivers and streams in Barton, Bourbon, Butler, Chase, Cherokee, Coffey, Cowley, Crawford, Geary, Greenwood, Harvey, Labette, Lyon, Montgomery, Neosho, Reno, Rice, Saline, Sedgwick, Sumner and Wilson Counties.

Barton, Bourbon, Clay, Cloud, Greenwood, Harvey, McPherson, Reno and Rice Counties issued local disaster declarations.

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