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49 KS counties now a part of disaster declaration…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas...

Sacha SanguinettiMay 28, 2019

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's state of disaster declaration now includes nearly half of the state's counties.  Forty-nine counties are now part of the declaration following the addition of Hodgeman, Marshall and Linn counties.  Kelly has sent a letter to President Trump to request federal assistance with flood and storm relief efforts. Rising floodwaters forced residents out of their homes in...

Heavy rain, flooding, a tornado…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: May 21, 2019

Sacha SanguinettiMay 21, 2019

Parts of Kansas are dealing with heavy rain and flooding.  After several days of soaking rain, more is in the forecast throughout this week. Some areas will see two to five-inches of rain with locally heavier amounts possible.  Widespread flash flooding has been reported in some parts of the state. Law enforcement carried out multiple rescues from stranded vehicles Monday. Residents of the Salin...

Heavy rain leads to flooding in several Kansas communities…and other headlines from the Today ...

Sacha SanguinettiMay 8, 2019

Strong thunderstorms are continuing to impact Kansas.  Heavy rain, large hail and strong winds moved through the southern and central parts of the state yesterday.  Officials in Cowley County say strong winds caused a train derailment near Highway 77 yesterday evening.  Flooding was also reported in several communities. Storms are likely again today across parts of the state with heavy rain  a...

Severe storms roll through Kansas Sunday…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: ...

Sacha SanguinettiMay 6, 2019

Much of the state is recovering from severe storms.  Strong prompted tornadoes, heavy rain and large hail.  Tennis ball-sized hail fell in Barton County, and spotters reported tornadoes in multiple areas. There were over a dozen tornado reports around Kansas. There have been no reports of injuries in connection with the severe weather. Two people are dead following a crash during a high speed...

Another weekend and another potential winter storm…and other headlines from the Today in Kansa...

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 28, 2019

Forecasters are keeping watch on a developing weekend storm system that could dump heavy snow on Kansas. According to the National Weather Service, snow will rapidly develop across Kansas Saturday evening. Continuing until around midday Sunday, the snow may be heavy, with accumulations of up to a half foot. If you are planning to travel, they advise to closely monitor forecasts for Saturday night ...

Weather and illness shut down a number of Kansas schools…and other headlines from the Today in...

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 20, 2019

Many schools across Kansas canceled classes today beacuse of snow and ice. But, in western Kansas, at least two school districts closed due to illness. Via social media Oakley schools announced their schools would be closed on Wednesday and Thursday due to staff illness. The district was already scheduled to be out of school on Friday and Monday so classes will resume next week on Tuesday. Greeley...

Man faces federal charges after Thomas Co drug bust…and other headlines from the Today in Kans...

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 31, 2019

A California man is facing federal charges that include possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute heroin. He was arrested during a traffic stop on January 5th in Thomas County.  If convicted, he faces up to 55 years in prison and a fine of over $15 million. A man sought by U.S. Marshals was taken into custody after police found him hiding nak...

State of Disaster Emergency declared for 5 counties in KS

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 4, 2018

Gov. Jeff Colyer MD has issued a state of disaster emergency declaration for five Kansas counties affected by flooding over the weekend. Named in the declaration are Jewell, Kingman, Marshall, Pratt, and Riley Counties. Damages in these counties included washed out roads, bridges, culverts and flooding to some businesses and residential properties. "Here in Kansas we make it a priority to ta...

Despite recent rains, drought conditions persist throughout the state

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 9, 2018

Topeka – While there have been some recent rains, drought conditions for many areas of Kansas continue to worsen.  TodayGovernor Jeff Colyer updated the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with Executive Order 18-16 (attached).  The update includes all 105 counties either in an emergency, warning or watch status. This order places nearly half of Kansas counties in an emergency drought stat...

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