Saving items becomes a priority


Local News

May 23, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Derek and Stephanie Slaughter go through their belongings on Wednesday afternoon searching for family photos and electronics as they prepare for a potential flood. REGISTER/ERIC SPRUILL

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.

With rain forecast to hit the area mid-afternoon and go well into the night, water levels were expected to surpass flood stages of 2007.

“Mostly, we are trying to find pictures and things like that. Things that can’t be replaced. After that, we are mainly looking for all our electronics,” Derek said. 

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