River Flood Warnings In Effect For Marshall, Gage & Washington Counties

Flooding, round two is forecast for the KNDY listening area following heavy rain that fell across the area.

On Thursday, the National Weather Service issued Flood Warnings for the Big Blue River near Blue Rapids. Forecasts have the Big Blue River at Blue Rapids rising to 36.9 feet, which is 10.9 feet above flood stage. The river is forecast to fall below flood stage by late Monday morning. A Flood Warning also remains in effect for the Big Blue River near Barneston. The river is expected to rise to 20 feet, or flood stage, by Friday afternoon.

The National Weather Service also issued a Flood Warning for the Black Vermillion River at Frankfort. The Black Vermillion is forecast to rise above flood stage of 19 feet by Friday morning and continue to rise to 19.7 feet by Friday afternoon. The river should fall below flood stage by Friday evening.

A Flood Warning is also in effect for the Little Blue River above Barnes. The Little Blue is forecasted to rise above flood stage of 16 feet by early Friday afternoon and continue to rise to 17.2 feet by early Saturday. The river should fall below flood stage by Saturday afternoon. A flood warning also continues for Mill Creek at Washington.

The National Weather Service advises drivers to not drive into flooded areas. Shallow flowing water can wash a car from the roadway. Also, the roadbed may be washed out under the water.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.