Emergency Management News

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Road Closures

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Road Closed SW of Udall

A low water crossing that has been damaged southwest of Udall at Sand Creek. Road & Bridge has barricaded and closed 5th Rd from 102nd Rd to 112th Rd until further notice. Location is circled in RED in the map below.



Road Work Scheduled

KDOT has scheduled road work which will cause traffic delays. The work is as follows:

March 30, 2016: K-15 over the Walnut River east of Udall for bridge repair. Traffic signals will be installed and traffic will be down to one lane at all times. The project should last about four weeks.



Severe Weather Situation Reports

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No active Sit-Reps

Bridge Work

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None reported.

PREPAREDNESS – May 2, 2016

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Last week’s storms had just enough punch to them to make us take notice. We dodged the bullet, for the most part. However, hopefully it was enough to make everyone take notice and take inventory of their preparedness status. If you have ANY questions as to what and how, PLEASE do not hesitate to contact us or visit our office (basement of the Courthouse South Annex – 321 East 10th) for information and answers to questions. Remember, planning ahead of time will help lessen the stress of the actual event.


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 our county web site for the latest tips and weather information


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April showers bring May flowers. It’s May but those flowers bloomed in March! Needless to say, thank goodness for those late April showers – they help the Kansas wheat grow! May is also NATIONAL DATE YOUR MATE, BLOOD PRESSURE AND RECOMMITMENT MONTH.


Monday, May 2– BABY DAY – Make sure you have an emergency preparedness bag for that new baby. As we all know, they need LOTS of stuff and aren’t real prone to waiting too long for it!


Wednesday, May 4 – RENEWAL DAY – We are starting to see some severe weather action here. Make sure you have checked your preparedness kit and have renewed certain items in it – water, food items, batteries and weather appropriate clothing.


Sunday, May 8 – MOTHER’S DAY, NO SOCKS DAY – To all the mothers, thank you and have a Happy Day. Regarding socks, sometimes a pair of dry socks feels so much better than no socks. You don’t have to wear them, just have an extra pair handy in the emergency kit in case you change your mind.

NCMEC Accreditation

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The Cowley County Emergency Communications  Center has been recognized, by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), as a Missing Kids Readiness Project Member Agency.  Cowley County’s Emergency Communications Center is only the 2nd agency in Kansas to receive this national recognition. For full press release, click here.

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.