Iola dodged a Mother Nature-sized bullet Wednesday, with a line of severe and tornadic thunderstorms skirting eastern Kansas — but missing Allen County.
The Neosho rises nearly to the top of the Marsh arch bridge at Humboldt; the park itself was under water.Just .40 inches of rain fell Wednesday, bringing the month’s total to 13.14 inches.
With the recent onslaught of rain, local farmers are hopeful its short-lived.
Iolan Shayne Shaughnessy set up his own version of an early flood warning system.
Derek and Stephanie Slaughter went through boxes piled up outside of their storage unit near the Neosho River and State Street in Iola on Wednesday afternoon hoping they had picked out all of their sentimental and valuable possessions.
Twin Motors Ford of Iola received on Wednesday the Ford President’s Award for 2018, the highest honor a Ford dealership can achieve. Out of over 240 dealerships in the KC region, one that comprises Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and parts of Illinois and Iowa, only 10 dealerships were awarded the distinction. Of those, three were in Kansas.
With forecasts for more rain likely, Iolans continue to brace for what could be the city’s worst flooding since 2007.
The evacuation of 38 long-term care residents to Allen County Regional Hospital went smoothly Tuesday night, as the threat of flood continues.
Kansas has had its share of signficant floods through the years.
Long before tornado warnings were issued Monday afternoon in Coffeyville and Pittsburg, Allen County Emergency Management Coordinator Jason Trego was participating in a conference call with the National Weather Service out of the Wichita region.
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