RENO COUNTY, Ks. - The emergency management director in Reno County said due to the current flooding and road conditions within the county, the emergency disaster declaration will continue until the morning of Sunday, August 18.
Should conditions improve between now and then, he said, the ban will be lifted.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Hundreds of homes across Kansas are damaged because of flooding and heavy rains.
According the Red Cross, a total of 325 homes in Reno County have been affected by flooding in some way. Eight homes in Reno county were destroyed, and 23 others suffered major damage. Another 181 have minor damage. Another 111 homes were affected by water, but will not need repairs. Emergency management has declared a state of disaster until August 11.
We spoke with one woman who is moving out of her house after a city code inspector deemed her home unlivable. Her basement flooded to the ceiling, ruining all of her belongings stored down there. Her house in one of the eight considered destroyed in Reno County.
"It's just unexpected. I mean my kids, like I said there was a lot of stuff down here that was theirs," Chelssy Fox said.
In Harvey county, thirty homes report minor damage and 122 homes in Lindsborg were flooded last week.