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Flood damage extensive in small Kansas town of Natoma


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...

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