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2 dead in overnight flooding in southeast Kansas

Some flooding near Independence, KS. (KTUL)

Two people died in overnight flooding in southeast Kansas.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said the two men killed were a father, Dennis Clark Catron, 70, and his 39-year-old son, Dennis Clark Catron Jr, both from Elk City.

Montgomery County Emergency Management said emergency crews spent much of the morning searching for a missing person after finding an abandoned car near flood waters. They were later found safe.

In some parts of the area, floodwaters reached 5-feet-deep. Police went door-to-door overnight warning people.

Some residents had to be rescued from their homes.

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