Though Wildcat Creek didn’t reach the levels projected by the National Weather Service, other counties are experiencing localized flooding and flash flooding. Reno, Butler, Sumner, and Sedgwick Counties are among the counties that saw flooding.
As a result, Gov. Jeff Colyer has declared a state of disaster emergency Wednesday in response to the heavy recent rains.
“With such excessive rainfall, we realize that many may have need of recovery assistance. This declaration will help with that effort,” said Colyer. “At the same time, I encourage Kansans to reach out to your neighbors and those in your community who may have had difficulty weathering the storm and see if there is any help you can offer as well.”
The Kansas Division of Emergency Management has not received any assistance requests just yet, according to a release sent out from the state.
Even so, this declaration will speed up the state’s response should they receive any requests from counties for state resources to help with response and recovery operations.