Dam failure to cause flash flooding in northeast Kansas

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SABETHA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning due to an expected dam failure south of Sabetha in northeast Kansas. 

The warning includes east-central Nemaha County, northeastern Jackson County, and southwestern Brown County. KTKA reports Emergency Management say failure of the dam one mile south of Sabetha is immanent. 

The failure of the dam will cause flash flooding downstream along the Delaware River to U.S Highway 36, the Kickapoo Indian Reservation, and Golden Eagle Casino.

The National Weather Service urges those in the path of potential flooding move to higher ground and do not drive through the flood water. 

The warning was issued at 2:30 p.m. Thursday and goes until 10:30 p.m.

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