Floods prompt disaster declaration in...

Floods prompt disaster declaration in central Kansas

There are 8 comments on the The Kansas City Star story from Aug 5, 2013, titled Floods prompt disaster declaration in central Kansas. In it, The Kansas City Star reports that:

Darlyne Sheppeard, 79, was a teenager on the island from 1949 to 1953. Her father was associate warden at the federal prison, and her neighbors included Machine Gun Kelly and the "Birdman of Alcatraz."

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“Sing a song of 6 pence”

Since: Jun 12

Pocket full of wry

#1 Aug 5, 2013
Now Kansas is an island. Will wonders ever cease?

“My Bad! Just hold me. ”

Since: Aug 07

Orion's Belt

#2 Aug 6, 2013
No doubt! And no doubt the rain is heading my way. But will not be as bad. I feel for those in Kansas.

“A *wink* and a smile!!”

Since: Apr 10

USA

#4 Aug 6, 2013
The weather is crazy, floods, fires, etc.

My heart goes out to all those ppl...

“Barbie Doll Queen”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#5 Aug 6, 2013
We need the rain in Colorado badly let it rain

“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#6 Aug 6, 2013
Raining again tonight 4th night in a row.
Been lucky in N wichita but certain lower areas have flooding .
Ending a two yr. record heat & no rain fall with more records for wettest 30 days lol.
Have seen a lot worse in eastern u.s this yr. though.
Still certain areas in Ks. got 7 ins. in one night & 4 less than 10 hrs later ,plus a cpl. major hail storms & straight line winds here last night over 100 mls an hr. in spots.
Wished I had my old gardens & rain barrels .
I wish the best for anyone having trouble. Rick

“My Bad! Just hold me. ”

Since: Aug 07

Orion's Belt

#7 Aug 7, 2013
wichita-rick wrote:
Raining again tonight 4th night in a row.
Been lucky in N wichita but certain lower areas have flooding .
Ending a two yr. record heat & no rain fall with more records for wettest 30 days lol.
Have seen a lot worse in eastern u.s this yr. though.
Still certain areas in Ks. got 7 ins. in one night & 4 less than 10 hrs later ,plus a cpl. major hail storms & straight line winds here last night over 100 mls an hr. in spots.
Wished I had my old gardens & rain barrels .
I wish the best for anyone having trouble. Rick
Sounds wicked. Am glad the drought is a bit over for all of you. Sorry to hear about the horrid floods. Am pretty sure the ground is rock hard, so the rain is running off into shallow areas.

What is left has made it my way. A bit of a wind, nothing to fear to much. Slight on and off rain. We've had our share of rain this year. Hit our total for the year a week or so ago. Our ground is like a sponge, can't take another drop, just sits above the grass until it can make it's way down.

“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#8 Aug 9, 2013
http://www.kansas.com/2013/08/09/2933671/crew...
Search for teen who went under while swimming in Wichita’s Big Ditch called off as night falls

Thought I'd bump this. Is all to real now. This boy(14) is the younger brother of my daughters best friend, I know his Mom,they have been friends since 1st grade. Their family could use the prayers & thoughts. Am hoping for the best. Rick

“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#11 Aug 11, 2013
Well unfortunately the news on this didn't end well.

http://www.kansas.com/2013/08/11/2936721/14-y...

His family is doing well,better than I would I must say.
The rescue teams worked for 3 days doing this,they deserve a lot of credit.
Spent time talking with olf freinds,who all have kids now & even Grand children,about how many we lost during our teens & how we dealt with it,was interesting to see how life may have actually taught us something.
Our thoughts will continue to be with this family during the beginning of the school yr. Thanks. Rick

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