Heavy rain pounded parts of Kansas over the weekend as strong storms hovered over the state.
Many counties received several inches, resulting in flooded roads, water rescues, evacuations and serious travel detours.
Hutchinson, Kan., received more than 6.25 inches of rain in only 12 hours through Sunday, more than Dodge City, Kan., has seen since May 1.
On Friday, Wichita, Kan., was already 4.37 inches of rain over their normal of 20.60 inches through Aug. 2. The city then picked up several inches through Sunday night.
Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport recorded 2.38 inches of rain, breaking the old record of 1.41 inches for the date, set in 2005.
The Salina Kansas airport also set a new rainfall record for the date Sunday after receiving 1.69 inches of rain. The previous record was set in 1962 at 0.98 of an inch.
As of Monday morning, numerous water-covered roads were still being reported in Harvey, Rice and Wilson counties, some of which were impassible.
Evacuations were underway in Fredonia, Kan., for residents living near the still-rising water as of 5:00 a.m. CDT, local law enforcement reported.
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On the heels of violent thunderstorms which lashed parts of Germany on Wednesday, additional weather threats are expected into Thursday night.
Following a period of volatile weather across the Upper Midwest on Wednesday, the threat for severe storms will shift southward for Thursday.
Thunderstorms have the potential to impact Independence Day fireworks and outings in parts of the central and eastern United States, while dry weather will raise fire safety concerns in the West.
Batches of rain and thunderstorms will swing through Wales and England on Wednesday, continuing the threat for flash flooding and localised travel delays.
A second landslide has stalled rescue efforts following a deadly landslide in China over the weekend.
Audrey, the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the month of June, killed at least 500 people in the southern United States and caused an estimated $150 million in damage.
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