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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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Dexter Fun Run Registration Extension


Registration for the Dexter Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, July 11 has been extended until 11:59 PM on Tuesday, June 16. Walkers and runners will be able to register the day of the run; however, they will not be able to receive a shirt. The deadline for shirt orders is Wednesday, June 17. As a result, the Cowley County Emergency Management volunteer groups were able to extend the pre-registration deadline.


In addition to the early morning walk/run, a day full of activities is planned for the annual Dexter BBQ. Events on the schedule include a garage sale, Coed sand volleyball tournament, parade, barn yard Olympics, BBQ meal, pie auction, watermelon feed and a dance. This event can be a fun day for the whole family.


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A HUGE 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 7/6/15

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Tuesday, July 7 –CHOCOLATE DAY – Chocolate – a comfort food for most and a great item to have in that emergency kit! However, if that kit is stored in a warm place (like a car trunk), you might want to make sure your chocolate choice is the kind that melts in your mouth, not in your hand – or all over your other belongings!


Wednesday, July 8 – VIDEO GAMES DAY – To keep yourself and others entertained while waiting out a storm, hand held video games are a great idea. Do not burn up your cell phone battery playing games. Today is a good day to check to make sure the games are charged and/or you have batteries stored with them to keep them operational.


Saturday, July 11 – CHEER UP THE LONELY DAY – Actually, taking hints from earlier in the week, you could cheer someone up by bringing them chocolate (that doesn’t melt in their hand or all over their belongings) or a small battery operated video game.


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If the meteorologists have it right, we could be in for some beneficial rains that might result in major flooding this week. Review the rules with your family members. Turn around, don’t drown. Also, do a quick check around your house, including the gutters, before the rains begin.


At this time, it looks like clear sailing for the Dexter BBQ 5K run/2 mile walk sponsored by the CCEM volunteer groups on Saturday, July 11 beginning at 7:30 AM. If you would like to participate in either event but haven’t registered yet, it is not too late. Just sign up on our county website or register by 7 AM the day of the event. All proceeds from the event will go towards updated communications equipment for the Emergency Management response volunteers.


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 website 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.