Emergency Management News

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Road Closures

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151st Road just north of 52nd Road will be closed from Tuesday, Sept 23 through Friday, Sept 26 for bridge repair. Detour information and traffic control devices will be in place.

Severe Weather Situation Reports

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No active severe weather sit-reps.

Bridge Work

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None reported.

Weather Radio Beeping?

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Do you have the Midland model WR-120 weather radio? If so, are you having problems with it beeping for an unknown reason and don’t know what to do? If that you and you need help, click here to see if it solves your issue. If this does not, please do not hesitate to call us at (620) 221-0470 for assistance.

PREPAREDNESS – September 22, 2014

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Just a reminder of the time/date/place for the remaining Emergency Planning Seminars to be held in Cowley County:


Sept. 25 – 6:30 PM – Atlanta Community Building

Oct. 7 – 6 PM – Cambridge Community Building Pavilion

6:45 PM – Parkerfield Community Building

Oct. 9 – 6:30 PM – Arkansas City at LDS Church (6582 322nd Rd)


If you missed one of the prior presentations and would still like to receive a NOAA Severe Weather Alert Radio, you are welcome to attend any one of the presentations. The only requirements to receiving a radio are: have not received on in the past, must attend the seminar, be a Cowley County resident over the age of 18, be able to provide a picture ID and only one per household.


If you have questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Cowley County Emergency Management team via email or by calling 620/221-0470 or 620/441-4569. We hope you find this and all of our information beneficial. Please encourage your family members and friends to join us on Facebook or www.cowleycounty.org/EM  for the latest tips and weather information.




SPECIAL DAYS OF THE WEEK – September 22, 2014

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Special Days of the Week


Monday, September 22 – ELEPHANT APPRECIATION DAY – We appreciate elephants because they are big, strong, do what needs to be done AND have a great memory. You don’t have to be big and strong to assemble or inventory your preparedness kit but you do have to remember to do it.


Tuesday, Sept. 23 – DOG IN POLITICS DAY – Well, they are friendly creatures (for the most part) and like to kiss babies (and everyone else). As you make emergency preparations for yourself and family, don’t forget the pets in your household.


Saturday, Sept. 27 – CRUSH A CAN DAY – And then recycle it. Be kind to the environment!


Sunday, Sept. 28 – NATIONAL GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY – This one will be mentioned annually. Be kind to your neighbors and help them when help is needed. They may be the ones to provide shelter when shelter is needed.

The Twelve Days of Preparedness

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Cowley County Emergency Management, in coordination with their volunteer groups (Emergency Auxiliary, CERT, CART and MRC), have created an emergency preparedness video. The song is a familiar tune from The 12 Days of Christmas, but delightfully titled, “The 12 Days of Preparedness”.

Thanks to the many individuals and agencies that volunteered their time, locations, knowledge and experience.