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During the evening of August 19th a strong cold front pushed across central and eastern Kansas. Storms developed along this front and tracked off to the southeast during the evening hours. With a very moist atmosphere in place, these storms produced rainfall rates around 2-3 inches per hour. Several rounds of storms affected southern Sedgwick and southern Butler counties which resulted in rainfall in the 5 to 7 inch range with most of it falling in around 2 hours. This lead to significant flash flooding, especially near Mulvane and south of Rose Hill. Numerous water rescues took place with homes also evacuated.

Flooding in Mulvane. Picture courtesy Rebecca Rico
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