Flood waters in Topeka have gone down after several reports of flash flooding

Flooding at 5000 SW 22nd Park and Prairie Road.
Flooding at 5000 SW 22nd Park and Prairie Road.(Kathleen Weaver | WIBW)
Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Flash flooding is plaguing parts of Topeka roadways again on Thursday.

Flooding reports:

  • 29th Wanamaker, cars stalled in the road
  • Huntoon and Fairlawn
  • 21st and Fairlawn
  • 1100 block SW Fairlawn
  • NW 35th and Brickyard
  • 33rd and Mowbray
  • Munson and Orleans
  • I-470 and Gage
  • 10th and Urish
  • 29th and Westport
  • 6th and Westchester
  • 31st and Mission

Fire crews were called to at least two water rescues at 11th and Fairlawn and 45th and Topeka Blvd.

As of Thursday evening, most flooding had gone down. “The Shunga Creek in most of the areas has receded back into its banks and many of the retention areas that were full earlier are emptied out,” said Shawnee County Emergency Management.

Thursday afternoon, Shawnee County Emergency Management sent an emergency alert saying travel in Topeka NOT RECOMMENDED due to significant flooding. That has since been lifted.

Emergency managers remind drivers TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!

The Topeka Police Department was under the Walk-In Accident Reporting Phase for several hours.

The City of Topeka sent a statement about the most recent flooding:

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