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Flooding possible in Kansas, Missouri after more storms

May 20, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Forecasters are warning of possible flooding across a large swath of Kansas and parts of Missouri after another round of storms.

In the Wichita area, the National Weather Service predicts strong to severe thunderstorms Monday night into Tuesday that may produce hail and wind gusts of up to 60 mph. Up to 6 inches (15.24 centimeters) of rain is possible in some localized areas.

Forecasters say the heavy rainfall will cause significant rises on area rivers and creeks, with some overflowing their banks.

The warnings were issued as Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly added 10 counties to the list of those where disasters have been declared from flooding earlier this month. The disaster declaration authorizes the use of state resources and personnel to assist with response and recovery operations.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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