Flood damage extensive in small Kansas town of Natoma
May 23, 2021
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More than half of the homes in the small north-central Kansas town of Natoma were damaged by flash flooding during last weekend's heavy rains, according to a preliminary estimate.
The town of about 350 residents has about 250 homes, Mayor Rick Dunlap said. About 120 homes had moderate to severe damage and another 15 are probably a total loss.
About 22 businesses also had water damage, and one is possibly a total loss, the Wichita Eagle reported.
"It's extensive," he said. "People have lost their homes."
Heavy rain caused Paradise Creek to flood on May 16. While the...