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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Turn Around, Don't Drown

A truck driving into a flooded roadway.

To say that 2019 was a wet year in Kansas is an understatement, according to information from the state’s emergency departments. It was a record year in many cases including the wettest March-May period for many areas of the state as well as the wettest May on record. Miami County was in the area that received up to 20-30 inches more rain than average. When you tack on that extra rainfall to what is normally received in a given year, that’s almost 7 ft of rain in a year’s time!

With that amount of rain, many roadways across the state were inundated with floodwaters. If you are driving and come across a flooded road, remember the safety saying "turn around, don’t drown!"

Learn more about flood safety from the National Weather Service.

Learn more about the 2019 weather overview from state emergency agencies. 

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