By: Rob Cox
A stubborn upper level storm system dumps record rainfall amounts and life threatening floods.
An upper level disturbance sat over areas along and east of the Kansas Turnpike beginning Thursday and continuing through Sunday. This disturbance was a very efficient rain maker and produced rainfall amounts as high as 2 to 3 inches per hour at times especially Friday night and Saturday in Southeast Kansas. The areas that were hit the hardest is depicted in Image 1. Here are some pictures of this area taken from a local photographer in Montgomery County. See Image 2 and Image 3. The next set of images were taken from a local photographer in Erie. See Image 4 and Image 5. To view the rainfall totals since June 25th.The following images are from a flooded refinery near Coffeyville where thousands of gallons of oil were spilled in to Verdigris River. Image 6, Image 7, Image 8, Image 9, Image 10, Image 11, Image 11, Image 12