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SPECIAL DAYS – Week of 3/23/15

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Monday, Mar. 23 – NEAR MISS DAY – Since it is officially Spring, we will have a number of “near miss” days ahead. Today is a reminder that not all will be “near misses.” Are you prepared?

Tuesday, Mar. 24 – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED RAISIN DAY – A quick snack to pack in an emergency kit – raisins are good for you and the chocolate covering will take care of the cravings!

Friday, Mar. 27 –NATIONAL “JOE” DAY – You don’t have to be named “Joe,” to be a “good Joe” because you make sure your emergency plans are up to date and you have shared your “know how” with your family, friends and neighbors.

Sunday, Mar. 29 – NATIONAL MOM AND POP BUSINESS OWNERS DAY – Support your local small businesses – they often have just that “unusual item” you are looking for – you know, that item big box stores don’t think you need!!Think collapsible cups and mess gear that would easily fit in a go bag!

PREPAREDNESS – 3-23-15

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Cowley County Emergency Management began testing outdoor weather sirens this month. Weather permitting, sirens are tested every Tuesday at noon through the month of June. For those of you living outside the range of these sirens and/or own a NOAA severe weather radio, tests of these radios are done through the National Weather Service every Wednesday between 11 AM and noon. If your radio does not issue a test alert at this time, make sure it is plugged in, the batteries have not expired and/or the radio is turned on. If you answer “yes” to all of the above and you still do not get a test alert, you may need to move the radio to a different location in your home. Only AFTER your radio fails all of these tests (because these are the things we will ask you first), call our office for further problem solving. Also note that the programming instructions for the radio are very easy follow.

 

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 Face book, Twitter or www.cowleycounty.org/EM  for the latest tips and weather information.

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.

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.

 

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