Flash flooding forces several water rescues in state

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August 2, 2019 - 5:14 PM

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Thunderstorms and heavy rain in parts of eastern Kansas have forced multiple water rescues.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that authorities in Douglas County were called to rescue nine people Thursday morning from homes around Lone Star Lake southwest of Lawrence.

County spokeswoman Karrey Britt said three people were rescued from flooding along Washington creek in the Lawrence area, one from a vehicle.

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