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Road Closures

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None reported.

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 1, 2014

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PREPAREDNESS

September is National Preparedness Month and Emergency Management personnel will be coming to a town near you some time this month to help you prepare or update your personal emergency plan. Also, NOAA severe weather radios will be available to those who have not received one in the past. The schedule to date is:

 

Sept. 4 – 6:30 PM – Dexter Outreach Center

Sept. 8 – 6:30 PM – Tisdale Methodist Church

Sept. 9 – 6:30 PM – Udall City Building

Sept. 11 – 6:30 PM – Burden City Hall

Sept. 15 – 6:30 PM – First Christian Church Fellowship Hall – Winfield  (904 Alexander) 

Oct. 2 – 5:30 PM – Parkerfield Community Building

Oct. 7 – 6 PM – Cambridge Community Building Pavilion

Arkansas City and Atlanta – TBA

 

You will be eligible for a FEMA and local business sponsored NOAA severe weather radio if: you have not received one prior, a resident of Cowley County and over the age of 18. There is a limit of one per household. Please bring a driver’s license or photo ID and proof of residency as well.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL DAYS OF THE WEEK – September 1, 2014

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Special Days of the Week

 And here we are, September !!! It’s just a busy month all around. Not only is it National Preparedness Month, but it is also Fall Hat, International Square Dancing, National Courtesy, Chicken (no, not Chicken Dance) and Self Improvement  Month ! So much to choose from!

 Monday, Sept. 1 – LABOR DAY – Hope everyone had a great, safe weekend. Tomorrow we settle back down to work.

 Friday, Sept. 5 – BE LATE FOR SOMETHING DAY – That will depend upon how flexible your teacher or boss is. However, do not be late to one of our Emergency Management presentations this month (see Preparedness posting).

 Saturday, Sept. 6 – READ A BOOK DAY – Always a good idea. Also pack one away in your emergency kit to help you pass the time as you wait out the storm.

 Sunday, Sept. 7 – GRANDPARENT’S DAY – It’s always a good to spend some time with grandparents if you have them. While there, check to see if they have their emergency plan and kit up to date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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