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Road Closures

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None reported.

 

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SPECIAL DAYS – Week of 2/23/15

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Monday, Feb. 23 – INTERNATIONAL DOG BISCUIT APPRECIATION DAY – This is strictly from a dog’s point of view. However, this is another good reminder to keep your four-legged friends (or feathered or finned) in mind when making emergency preparations.

 

Thursday, Feb. 26 – NATIONAL PISTACHIO DAY – The Pistachio is a good source of protein and oils. They make for a quick healthy snack – at home, in the emergency preparedness kit, in your car or at work. As long as you keep the bag sealed, they will retain their freshness for quite some time.

 

Friday, Feb. 27 –NO BRAINER DAY – Being prepared for emergencies is a “no brainer” if you have been following all of our preparedness hints and attending our community presentations. POLAR BEAR DAY – Just a reminder that we aren’t done with winter yet. Keep the winter preparedness items handy for a while longer.

PREPAREDNESS – Week of 2/23/15

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Cowley County Emergency Management staff considers emergency preparedness to be a major responsibility. Educating the public is the most effective way to do so. Among some of the ways we accomplish this is by:

 

-  Sponsor presentations – such as the upcoming Fury on the Plains film on Tuesday, Feb. 24 in addition to presentations to schools, organizations and communities within the county

-   Publish information on a regular basis – Look for lots of storm information the week of March 1 (Severe Weather Awareness Week). Also continue to check the county website and facebook for ongoing safety and preparedness tips

-  Provide training – CERT class (just completed); HAM radio (beginning March 12) and individual training provided to potential storm spotters.

 

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.

 

 

 

2015 CERT Class

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The 2015 CERT Class starts on Monday, Jan 26. Please click here for full information including a tentative agenda.

PREPAREDNESS – Feb. 2, 2015

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We might have had a bit of a “cold snap,” but we haven’t really experienced winter in the way the upper northeast of the country has. The Ground Hog says we still have a chance! The following tips are appropriate for any time severe weather is forecast. Whether at home or on the move, the ability to communicate with family and emergency services is vital. If a storm is on the way and has the ability to interrupt power, chances are your phones will be affected. Most landline telephone systems are now dependent upon power to work. Cell phones definitely need to be charged on a regular basis. If your landline has a battery backup system, test it to make sure it is working and also know how to replace it. Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged, have an extra battery and/or keep a car charger handy. More tips next week.

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 – Week of Feb. 2, 2015

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SPEC IAL DAYS OF THE WEEK

Monday, Feb. 2 – GROUND HOG DAY – Considering the fact that the drive east to the office this morning was rather blinding, it would be safe to say the Ground Hog saw his shadow! Keep those shelves stocked since it is now “official” that there will be six more weeks of winter!

 

Thursday, Feb. 5 – NATIONAL WEATHERMAN’S DAY – Matching wits with Mother Nature can’t be all that easy! Improved technology gives them a greater chance of being correct. We appreciate the advanced warnings that help us be better prepared.

 

Saturday, Feb. 7 –SEND A CARD TO A FRIEND DAY – Let your friend(s) know you think and care about them. In the note, you might also mention they should check out www.ready.gov to help them with emergency preparedness plans.

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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