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Flood Safety


If you are experiencing a life threatening situation, call 911. Otherwise contact your city to request help.

Flood Safety

Before a flood:

  • Prepare an emergency kit that includes non-perishable food, drinking water, a flashlight, and basic medical supplies. Find a complete list of a basic disaster supplies kit at www.ready.gov/kit.
  • If your basement has the potential for flooding, store your kit on a shelf and elevate boxes and other items off the floor.

During a flood:

  • Do not walk or drive through moving water. Although appearing harmless, water only 7 inches deep can move rapidly and with great force, posing a significant threat.
  • Never drive through a flooded road, always "Turn around, Don't Drown". 
  • Stay away from downed power and electrical lines.
  • Stay away from streams during storms as water can rise rapidly and without warning.
  • Keep children away from creeks or storm drains during and after a storm.

After a flood:

  • If the path is dry, turn off the electricity at the main breaker box or fuse box – if you have to step in water to do so, call an electrician.
  • Don't use wet appliances or motors until they have been taken apart, cleaned and dried.
  • Watch your step inside and outside: surfaces may be slippery and covered with debris.
  • Use a flashlight to inspect for damage.
  • Because it is difficult to identify if water in a basement is stormwater or from the sanitary sewer, treat all surfaces and furnishings as if they are unhealthy.
  • Protect yourself with good personal hygiene: wear rubber boots and gloves; wash hands with soap and water; protect open sores or wounds from contact with the water.
  • Disinfect and clean everything that got wet. If in doubt, throw it out.
  • Visit Johnson County Wastewater for specific guidelines for cleaning up after a sewer backup.
  • Find out if a "Boil Water" order is in effect for drinking water.


Floodplain Administrator

De Soto
32905 W 84th St
De Soto, KS 66018
Mike Brungardt

404 E Nelson
Edgerton, KS 66021

4210 Shawnee Mission Parkway Suite 100
Fairway, KS 66205
262-0350 x5203
Bill Sandy

120 E Main St
Gardner, KS 66030
Tim McEldowney


Lake Quivira
10 Crescent Blvd
Lake Quivira, KS 66217
Tim Perkins

4800 Town Center Dr
Leawood, KS 66211
339-6700 x131
Joe Johnson

12350 W 87th St Pkwy
Lenexa, KS 66215
Tim Green

9000 W 62nd Terrace
Merriam, KS 66202
Bryan Dyer

6090 Woodson Rd
Mission, KS 66202

Mission Hills
6300 State Line Rd
Mission Hills, KS 66208
Courtney Christensen

Mission Woods
2545 W 47th St
Westwood, KS 66205
John Sullivan

1385 S. Robinson Drive
P.O. Box 768
Olathe, KS 66051-0768
Rob Beilfuss

Overland Park
8500 Santa Fe Dr
Overland Park, KS 66212
Tony Meyers

Prairie Village
3535 Somerset
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Melissa Prenger

Roeland Park
4600 W 51st St
Roeland Park, KS 66205
Jose Leon

11110 Johnson Dr
Shawnee, KS 66203
Michael Gregory

Spring Hill
PO Box 424
Spring Hill, KS 66083
Dennis Rodgers

2545 W 47th St
Westwood, KS 66205
John Sullivan

Westwood Hills
P.O. Box 922
Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-0922
John Sullivan

Unincorporated Johnson County
111 S Cherry St
Olathe, KS 66061
Suite 3500
Dean Palos

Floodplain Management


The Stormwater Management Program (SMP) contracted for seven watershed studies between 1998 and 2002. These studies were part of a county-wide effort to provide the following information:

  1. identify existing and potential future flooding problems;
  2. develop planning solutions to mitigate flooding problems;
  3. generate new 1% chance (100 year) floodplain maps based on current conditions and fully urbanized conditions; and
  4. develop the data required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to update FEMA regulatory 1% chance floodplain maps.

Through this effort, the SMP and the cities have created a tool that will assist in providing a public service to help protect the welfare and safety of Johnson County residents and visitors.

Additional Information

The floodplain mapping is complete and was adopted by FEMA on August 3, 2009. Johnson County floodplain mapping information can be found at the following locations:

If you have questions about the floodplain information or want additional information, contact the floodplain administrator for your community.


Localized Flooding

Water in basement, home, business

For help with flooding issues in buildings and structures, please contact your city.

If you cannot determine the source of the water entering your home, contact your city hall or a plumber.

Water in yard, drives, drainage areas

If you have water pooling in your yard for long periods of time, contact your city to determine if this is a city responsibility issue or a homeowner issue.

Water standing in the streets for long periods of time, clogged/blocked inlets, culverts and bridges?

Contact your city and inform them of the situation.

Water in car, truck, vehicles

Restoring cars and vehicles that have been partially or completely submerged under water requires professional attention. Check with your dealer or look in the telephone directory for automobile service and repair firms.

Please visit our page on flood safety.