NIGHT FLOOD UPDATE: Neosho River finally in its banks at Neosho Rapids Featured

NIGHT FLOOD UPDATE: Neosho River finally in its banks at Neosho Rapids National Weather Service graphic

Nearly two solid weeks of flooding has ended in Lyon County.

Around 10 pm, the National Weather Service lifted the flood warning for the Neosho River at Neosho Rapids after the river finally slid below the 22-foot flood stage.

Flooding has left widespread and significant damage to gravel road networks in Lyon, Chase and Greenwood counties. Emporia also had damage to its sanitary sewer network near the Cottonwood River and the Wastewater Treatment Plant, while Strong City had two pumps go offline during the second round of flooding that started early last week.

Damage assessments continue in Lyon, Chase, Greenwood and Osage counties, the four counties now included in a state disaster declaration. Officials in all four counties are closely watching the weather forecast for the upcoming week because storm chances begin Friday night and continue off an on through at least May 21. Severe weather and flooding rains are already listed as possible during that time period.

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