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Family describes chaos of '93 flood


MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — In July 1993, Janet Ebert remembers sandbagging around her mother's home at 1905 Casement Drive late one night, a useless effort in hindsight, she said.

Tuttle Creek Dam had reached its flood capacity after more than 42 inches of rain fell that summer, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials expected they'd have to soon release water from the dam's emergency spillway gates, which would flood parts of Manhattan and surrounding areas.

Ebert, 58, reflected earlier this month on that particular evening in 1993 as residents are once again dealing with the potential of...

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