Earlier this week heavy rain caused a creek to burst its banks and flood Manhattan, Kan., forcing more than 300 people to evacuate their homes.
Other Kansas residents have also been affected by flooding this week; Riley, Jewell, Kingman, Marshall, and Pratt counties have been declared a state of disaster emergency by Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer.
Closer to home, residents in Butler County are watching creeks and rivers rise, as more rain is expected.
The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Flood Warning for Southern Butler County after several inches fell Thursday night.  Locations experiencing flooding are Augusta, Douglass, Leon, Latham, and Beaumont.  Excessive runoff from the heavy rainfall has caused flooding of small creeks an streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots.
The Weather Service, along with law enforcement agencies, recommend that drivers turn around, don’t drown encountering flooded roads.  Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.  
Remember that just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.  Just 1 foot of water can stall your engine and make the car float away.
If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground.
 A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring. This warning signifies a longer duration and more gradual flooding of counties, communities, streams, or urban areas. Floods usually begin after 6 hours of excessive rainfall. They are issued by the local National Weather Service Forecast Office for 6 hours or less.
Today’s forecast includes showers in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon.  Chance of rain 40 percent.
Sunday is predicted to be partly cloudy with a 76 degrees as the high.
Monday will be mostly sunny with a high of 79 degrees.  Next week looks sunny and mild.