Kansas Governor Declares State Of Emergency

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has issued a state of emergency declaration for five Kansas counties hit by flooding during the Labor Day weekend.

Jewell, Kingman, Marshall, Pratt and Riley counties are named in Tuesday’s declaration. The governor’s office said in a news release that the declaration could be expanded as damage assessments are conducted.

The five counties were hit by up to 9 inches (23 centimeters) of rain Sunday night into Monday, and more than 300 people were evacuated from around Manhattan.

No deaths or serious injuries were reported. Besides flooding, the counties reported washed out roads, bridges and culverts.