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Shawnee Co. Emergency Management urges residents to be ready to move due to flooding

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Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 12:31 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Update: Shawnee County Emergency Management says residents around the Shunga Creek should be ready to move to higher areas if needed.

Shawnee County Emergency Management says it has issued another warning for Topeka residents around the Shunga Creek. It says the creek is continuing to experience significant flooding and residents should be prepared to evacuate.

SCEM says it is likely the creek will continuing to rise as a flash flood warning for the area continues.

Shawnee Co. Emergency Management tells Topekans to stay home

Shawnee County Emergency Management is telling Topekans to stay home due to heavy flooding in the area.

Shawnee County Emergency Management says it has issued a civil emergency message telling Topekans to stay home effective for the whole county until 2:16 p.m. on Thursday, July 30.

SCEM says the area is undergoing significant flooding and that travel is not recommended as currently water rescues are underway in Topeka.New reports of flash flooding in Topeka Thursday, City says storm water system overwhelmed

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