Following heavy rain, areas of Leavenworth County experienced flooding Tuesday.

Following heavy rain, areas of Leavenworth County experienced flooding Tuesday.

Chuck Magaha, director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management, said the average rainfall from Monday night and early Tuesday morning in Leavenworth County was between 3.5 and four inches. But some areas had more rain including the northwest corner of the county which had six inches.

“It was pretty significant,” Magaha said.

Rain also fell during the day on Monday. But Magaha said these rain totals were far less than what was seen during the nighttime hours.

Stranger Creek, which is prone to flooding, overflowed its banks Tuesday.

Leavenworth County was under a flood warning Tuesday because of the flooding from Stranger Creek.

As of 1:30 p.m., the creek had risen to 19.82 feet at Easton. The creek reaches its minor flood stage for the area at 17 feet. At 18 feet, the creek is in its moderate flood stage, according to the National Weather Service.

Flooding from the creek caused Kansas 192 Highway to be closed near Easton.

Magaha said any gravel road along Stranger Creek likely was flooded Tuesday.

Some roadways began to re-open Tuesday as the floodwaters receded.

Stranger Creek also was flooding in southern Leavenworth County.

At 12:31 p.m., the creek had reached 23.31 feet near Tonganoxie. The creek reaches its minor flood stage for this area at 23 feet.

Kansas 5 Highway in Lansing also was closed Tuesday because of flooding from Seven Mile Creek, according to Nicole Randall, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Transportation.

The Missouri River was on the rise early Tuesday. But the river appeared to have crested at 6:15 a.m. at 11.25 feet. This was well below the river’s flood stage of 20 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

Magaha said Leavenworth County was under a flash flood warning during the overnight hours Monday and and early Tuesday.

He said it was fortunate that the heavy rainfall occurred when traffic on county roadways was light.

Magaha said power outages also were reported throughout Leavenworth County during Monday night’s storm.

Despite the flooding issues from Stranger Creek, Magaha said Leavenworth County was fortunate it did not see the type of flooding that occurred in other parts of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

A National Weather Service forecast for Leavenworth on Tuesday afternoon did not include any chance of rain for the remainder of the week.

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