Sedgwick residents dealing with flooded streets

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SEDGWICK, Kan. (KAKE) -

These past few days of rain have brought in the most flood water Jeremy Young has seen in 25 years.

"If it gets much higher than this, I don't know where it goes from here,” he said.

The city has blocked off his street because it's too dangerous to drive down. It's also handing out sandbags to hopefully place in front of doors and around homes to prevent water from getting inside.

People here are used to some flooding. Sedgwick sits near the Little Arkansas River, and when the rain is this heavy, it can lead to problems. 

Young's neighbor Steve Geiger says he's trying to make the best of it.

"I just wish I had a fishing pole and some beer because they said we're supposed to get another foot and it's supposed to get up to our porch,” said Geiger.

That's why Young says it's important to always be prepared and has a warning for all kids playing in the flood water.

"I don't think the kids realize that it's river water, ya know, runoff from fields. And we have a feedlot north of town,” said Young. “It makes us adults a little nervous dunkin' their heads in it, but ya know, kids will be kids.”

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