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Road Closures

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No road closures have been reported.


Severe Weather Situation Reports

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No active SITREPs.

Bridge Work

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None reported.


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A HUGH Thank You to the CERT volunteers who helped with traffic control and parking for the Memorial Day Ceremony at the VA Cemetery. An awesome job, as always! Thanks to Jill C., Mike E., Mark M., Brady U., Trent U., Orlan U., Kathy W. and Steve W.  and also to John S. for making sure our radios worked! You are all so appreciated!


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Brian Stone, Director of Cowley County Emergency Management, has been notified by Jay Prater, meteorologist at KAKE news, that he and his crew are coming to town. They will be at the Dillon’s store in Winfield on Tuesday, May 26 from 3-7 PM to program NOAA severe weather radios.


CCEM has given away a number of severe weather radios during the past two years. Often times, people experience problems with their radio because they have moved, there was a power failure and the batteries had run down, or they unknowingly changed the channel on the radio. If you have a new radio and don’t know how to program it or would like your radio reprogrammed, this will be the time to get it done. In addition to the KAKE crew, CCEM volunteers will also be available to assist with radio issues, provide you with preparedness information and answer any questions you may have.


Any questions you may have about your radio that you would like answered before that time, please feel free to call CCEM at 221-0470 between 8 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday or contact staff at emergencymanagement@cowleycounty.org


SPECIAL DAYS – Week of 5/25/15

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Monday, May 25 – MEMORIAL DAY – A time to honor all who served, are serving and those we have loved but now are gone!


Wednesday, May 27– SUN SCREEN DAY – Probably not a necessity yet this week. However, now’s a good time to check your preparedness kit to make sure a bottle is in there. It will come in handy sometime this season – it’s a given!!  


Friday, May 29 –LEARN ABOUT COMPOSTING DAY – We talk a lot about taking care of ourselves through emergency planning and preparedness. Sometimes we also need to stop and think about how we take care of our resources and our planet. Composting is a way we give back to the earth what we have taken from it.





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Let’s just do a few reminders for this upcoming week.

  1. Now is a really REALLY good time to check for leaks and low spots to fix as soon as weather allows. This will prevent further damage in the future. It’s been awhile since we’ve had this much rain. Problem areas are sure to be visible right now!
  2. Mark the 26th on your calendar. The weather guys from Channel 10, KAKE, will be at Dillons from 3 – 7 PM to program your NOAA severe weather radio. Purchase one before you come or purchase one there. It’s a definite “must have” item! CCEM volunteers will also be there to assist.
  3. Planning on having some fun at the Dexter BBQ on July 11? Have even more fun by registering for the Fun 5K Run/2K walk sponsored by CCEM volunteers. If you register by June 12, you will receive a free t-shirt. All participants are eligible for prizes.

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 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.