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Numerous rescues required as heavy rains inundate Wichita area

Street flooding ignited by substantial rains has prompted more than a half-dozen rescues from flooded vehicles this afternoon, authorities say.

No injuries have been reported from the rescues, which have taken place around the city and also in Valley Center north of Wichita. According to a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor, the rescues have taken place at the following locations:

In Wichita:13th and MaizeMurdock and Arapaho37th North and Tyler21st and AmidonHarry and Seneca14th and Meridian

In Valley Center:400 S. Meridian

The National Weather Service has recorded 1.46 inches as of 4 p.m. The rains began falling in earnest at about 10:30 p.m. Street flooding has been most prominent in west Wichita, authorities say, primarily along Maize Road from Kellogg to 13th Street. No homes have flooded, however.

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