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On this Day in Weather History...
In 1998, the infamous Halloween Flood inundated much of South Central and Southeast Kansas. Widespread rainfalls of 6 to 12 inches drenched the region. The tremendous amount of rain resulted in the flooding of many rivers. The Walnut, Cottonwood, Whitewater and Arkansas Rivers all rose to the occasion, as record flooding resulted. Major flooding occurred in West Wichita along the Cowskin Creek. Augusta was especially hard hit. The Halloween Flood resulted in $37.8 million damage, and the evacuation of around 5,300 people. despite such devastation, there were only 2 injuries and 1 fatality.



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