North Central Kansas area sees torrential rain, flash flooding

BEATRICE – An area of north-central Kansas was flooded with anywhere from three to over eight inches of rain Saturday and Sunday.

An area from north of Hays to Salina, Kansas recorded torrential rainfall, as reported by spotters between seven a.m. through late Sunday afternoon.  The heaviest rainfall amount recorded was reported just northwest of Codell, Kansas….8.16 inches.

Nearby to the east of the community, two rural homes were reported being evacuated because of flash flooding along Paradise Creek where it crosses Kansas Highway 18.

National Weather Service officials say about one hundred people were displaced by floodwaters along Paradise Creek, affecting the south side of the town of Natoma…and boat rescues were needed Sunday night around eight to nine p.m.

Main Street in the town of Paradise was impassable for part of Sunday, due to floodwaters.  Numerous county roads were reported to be flooded, southeast of the town.  The area where the flooding occurred is in Rooks, Osborne and Russell Counties.