Emergency Management


This vision of Emergency Management is that Cowley County, KS will be a community of cities and citizens who are disaster aware and disaster prepared.

MissionCowley County Emergency Management

To save lives, protect property, and reduce the impacts of disasters through the mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery phases of Emergency Management.

Categorical Risk in Severe Weather

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK issues Convective Outlooks for severe thunderstorms for Days 1, 2, 3 and then 4-8. Each category is assigned a name and a color: Marginal (green), Slight (yellow), Enhanced (orange), Moderate (red) and High (magenta).

The chart below should help explain the categories in more detail (click on image to make it larger).

Severe Weather Presentations

Cowley County Emergency Management, in conjunction with the Cowley County Emergency Auxiliary is pleased to announce that we are willing to provide Severe Weather presentations to anyone making a request. These presentations are free and can be delivered on-site to schools, classes, public organizations, civic groups, etc. If you are interested, please call the Emergency Management office at (620) 221-0470 to schedule a presentation.

Helpful Web Links

Angie’s List – Home Preparation Tips for Weather Emergencies

Homeowner Lightning Safety Guide

Preparing for Disasters in Your Home: What to Buy, What to Skip

Important Legal Documents for Disaster Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

How to Organize and Prepare for Disasters

Storm Shelter Guide from Consumer Affairs

Recovering From a Natural Disaster in College

Lightning Safety Guide for Homeowners by Simply Self Storage

Essential Guide to Flood Planning and Preparation

Disaster Preparedness on a Budget

Public Health and Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness in Schools

A Nurses Guide to First Aid and Disaster Preparedness

Small Business Disaster Recovery Plan

Disaster Prepared Resources

Home Emergency & Disaster Safety

Create Your Family’s Plan

Flood-Proof Landscaping: Protect Your Home and Property

Flash Flooding: How to Survive Flash Floods in Your Car

Steps to Reduce Flood and Water Damage

Pet Safety Guide

ADT Disaster Risk Map

Homeowner’s and Renter’s Thunderstorm Safety Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Wildfire Safety

Camping and Fires: Safety and Tips

15 Fire Safety Tips for Kids They’ll Never Forget

Fire Safety at Home – The Ultimate Guide for Parents

Do You Have a Pet Emergency Preparedness Plan?

What You Need to Know About RV Fire Safety

Public Administration Degrees

Masters of Public Administration

Volunteer Assistance

Emergency Management Volunteers are requested and used in a variety of ways throughout the year. We are asking that anyone who is asking for volunteer assistance, please fill out the Volunteer Assistance Request Form and return to our office. This will help us have a better understanding of the needs and helps us obtain the correct trained volunteers.

Click Volunteer Assistance Request for the form.

Please drop the form off at our office or email it to emergencymanagement@cowleycounty.org

Emergency Management Annual Reports

Cowley County EM staff completes an annual report to highlight activities and accomplishments throughout the year.

2012 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

Replacing Important Documents

Following a disaster, one of the many stressors is trying to replace lost documents. Click here for a list of documents with information to replace them.

Social Media Disclaimer

Any information on the Emergency Management website or the affiliated services included (RSS Feeds, Twitter or Facebook) will be updated as time allows.

These are simply meant to be additional tools from which you can gather information. Please do not use these tools as your only source. Continue to refer to local media outlets for more information.

Websites and Social Networking sites are NOT to be used to report any information such as emergencies or other issues that require immediate assistance. If you have an emergency, do not use these tools – call 911. RSS Feeds, Twitter and Facebook are only meant to disseminate information to the end user.

Opinions expressed by visitors on our Social Media sites do not necessarily reflection the opinions of the department or Cowley County.

Comments or postings will be monitored and Cowley County has the right to remove or deny any postings which may or may not include the following examples: obscenities, off-topic comments, libelous remarks, and personal attacks.

For more info, please read the Social Media Terms of Use.