Homeowners prepare for possibility of flooded homes near rising water

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As of 2 p.m. Monday, Wildcat Creek and the Kansas River are under a flood warning, as issued by the National Weather Service. 

Emergency management says that overnight into the morning is when it’s likely to crest.

Marvin Deters and his wife live near the Kansas River and are already taking precautions to make sure their belongings stay safe.

They brought all of their furniture up from their basement.

“You got to be prepared for this ’cause if something happens, it’s gone like that,” said Deters.

The Riley County Emergency Management has already alerted people in flood risk areas to prepare their belongings.

Director Pat Collins says now is the time to prepare, not when the water’s coming in.

“We’re trying to notify people get them to take action, protect themselves. We can’t come in and move them out,” said Collins.

Collins says with all of the rain, the creek could crest at around 23 feet.

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