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Posted on: May 7, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Flood Warning for Independence

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Independence, Kansas.  The Verdigris will rise to near 37.9 feet by Wednesday evening.  The river will fall below flood stage (30 feet) by Thursday evening.

A river height of 37.9’ will cause flooding of the following locations in Independence:

•    800 blk of North Park Blvd by the baseball field complex

•    South Pennsylvania Ave at the City limits

Due to the rising Verdigris river, the City of Independence will be closing the Pine Street access to the City Dam.

Another round of strong to severe thunderstorms is possible again later today through tonight and again Wednesday.  These storms are producing very heavy rainfall and the risk for flash flooding to occur in the City of Independence.  Citizens should be weather aware, avoid driving in high water and be prepared to evacuate if needed.

The City of Independence will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update as conditions change.  Citizens can monitor the City, Police and Fire-EMS webpage and Facebook page for updates and in the event, flash flooding occurs, the City will use our Civic Ready Alert system.  You can sign up for Civic Ready Alerts at this link:  https://independence-ks-area.regroup.com/signup

David Cowan, Emergency Preparedness Director

DavidC@IndependenceKs.gov

620-332-2528

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