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 Maize
Murdock and Arapaho
37th North and Tyler
21st and Amidon
Harry and Seneca
14th 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.