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Mulvane Flood Damage Tops $1 Million

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The flash flood that filled downtown Mulvane last weekend caused more than $1 million in damage.

Mulvane City Administrator Kent Hixson says several feet of water from Styx Creek flooded the Main Street area following Friday’s heavy rain. At least 57 residential structures and about five commercial buildings were damaged.

Hixson says several inches of water flooded the city’s community room.

"That ruined the carpet and ruined some sheetrock, so we’re in the process of getting the carpet out and getting that dried out and getting that back in business," he says.

Hixson says the city is working to remove flood debris throughout Mulvane and expects much of it to be picked up by this weekend.

"Everybody needs to get that stuff done and out of their house and to the curb as quickly as they can because we want to get this debris removed as quickly as we can," he says.

Hixson says people who have flood damage should sort debris into three piles for pick up: one for construction debris, such as carpet, sheetrock and mattresses; one for household hazardous waste, such as old paint cans; and one for metal and old appliances.

The city’s building inspector estimates the flash flood caused at least $1.1 million in damage—assessments are not complete yet.

The National Weather Service says between six and seven inches of rain fell for about two hours in Mulvane on Friday. The deluge came as the city was celebrating the 143rd Old Settlers Festival. A carnival, several food vendors and craft booths were under water Friday night.

The American Red Cross and a United Methodist Church have been helping with flood recovery.

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