UPDATE 12:45 p.m.
The Flash Flood Warning for central Ellis County has expired.
UPDATE 11:54 a.m.
Police scanner reports indicated emergency responders were rescuing people from homes on Ash Street and on 17th Street due to flooding.
The following streets were impassible:
17th and Fort— Water was approaching homes in this area.
15th and Main streets
Thunderbird and 27th Street— Water is over the roadway on 27th Street. No traffic is recommended north of Hall Street.
UPDATE 11:20 a.m.
Sandbagging occurring around Hays City Hall/Hays Fire Station at 1507 Main
UPDATE 11:10 a.m.
3.45″ rain measured at Eagle Media Center, 2300 Hall
UPDATE 10:57 a.m.
Vehicle with water up to roof reported just west of 17th and Fort
UPDATE 10:42 a.m.
Disabled vehicle in at 2700 Thunderbird Drive
UPDATE 10:31 a.m.
Hays Fire Dept. reports the Lincoln Draw has water flowing south over the bridge at 20th and Lincoln; 20th Street flooded from Main to 13th and impassable; Disabled vehicle in 200 block of W. 17th–driver out and okay.
UPDATE 10:27 a.m.
Vehicle stranded at 20th and Oak, area to be blocked. VanDoren Pond (27th and Cottonwood) is flooding. First responders checking Lincoln Draw flow to the south.
UPDATE 10:22 a.m.
Hays Police Chief Don Scheibler is urging Hays residents to stay off the streets.
“We have got street flooding all over town. It is going to get worse before it gets better, I think,” he said.
UPDATE 10:15 a.m.
Emergency responders called out for two stalled vehicles, one taking on water; High water alarm activated at VanDoren Pond at 27th and Cottonwood Lane
National Weather Service reports more than 1 inch of rain in Hays falling in less than 20 minutes.
UPDATE: 9:52 a.m.
Hays police are reporting street flooding at 20th and Vine and the 2100 block of Main.
DODGE CITY – The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for…
Central Ellis County in central Kansas…
* Until 1245 PM CDT.
* At 937 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned
area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Hays, Victoria, Catherine, Yocemento, Toulon, Munjor and Emmeram.