KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Overnight rains exceeding 8 inches caused widespread flooding and evacuations in and around Riley County, Kansas.
The flash floods submerged cars and left parts of the county underwater for hours.
"It was one of the most significant events that we have experienced," said Manhattan City Manager Ron Fear. "Things got flooded this time that never got flooded before."
The Riley County Police Department tweeted Monday afternoon that 300 people were displaced following flooding along Wildcat Creek.
The Manhattan Fire Department says more than 152 people and 24 pets were assisted by boat, dump truck or person by rescuers.
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