Heavy rains cause flooding in Kansas

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WICHITA, Kan. -- Heavy rain caused flooding in parts of Kansas on Sunday. Areas near Wichita received up to six inches of rain -- or more. In parts of central Kansas, near Hutchinson, police urged people to stay home if possible.

Some roads were completely impassable, even for emergency vehicles. Police and rescue workers were called to pull people from vehicles trapped in high water.

Residents in some towns were evacuated, mainly because water was leaking into their buildings, but officials in Rice County, Kan., has more serious concerns. They went door-to-door on Sunday urging residents to evacuate as flooding in a nearby creek is expected to peak on Monday at more than 18 feet.

The Red Cross has set up shelters for those displaced by the flooding.



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