A flood warning remained in place Wednesday for Leavenworth County as flooding continued along Stranger Creek.

A flood warning remained in place Wednesday for Leavenworth County as flooding continued along Stranger Creek.

By 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Stranger Creek was at 19.82 feet at Easton, which is considered a moderate flood stage for this area, according to the National Weather Service.

“It’s on its way down,” Leavenworth County Emergency Management Director Chuck Magaha said.

It appears the creek crested at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at 21.11 feet.

Stranger Creek, which is prone to flooding, reaches it minor flood stage for the Easton area at 17 feet. It reaches the moderate flood stage at 18 feet, according to the NWS.

Fields and roads along Stranger Creek were flooded Wednesday.

Magaha said the flooding was caused by heavy rain that fell Monday night and Tuesday morning in Leavenworth County. And water from heavy rains in Atchison County flowed downstream to add to the flooding of Stranger Creek in Leavenworth County.

Magaha said there have been reports of vehicles stalling in flooded roadways.

He cautions against trying to drive over flooded roads.

“If you see water on the roadway, turn around, don’t drown,” Magaha said.

A forecast posted on a NWS website predicted Stranger Creek would fall below the minor flood stage Wednesday evening in the Easton area.

In southern Leavenworth County, Stranger Creek was at 19 feet at 1:46 p.m. Wednesday near Tonganoxie, according to the NWS.

The creek reaches its minor flood stage for this area at 23 feet.

It appears the creek crested near Tonganoxie at 23.31 feet at 12:31 p.m. Tuesday. But the NWS predicted the creek would rise again and crest Thursday morning at about 22.95 feet.

Magaha attributed this second rise of the creek to the rain water from Atchison County flowing downstream into Leavenworth County.

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