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Cherokee County Emergency Management
Wednesday August 16th, 2017 :: 04:41 p.m. CDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 05:30PM

The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northwestern Cherokee County in southeastern Kansas... Southwestern Crawford County in southeastern Kansas...

* Until 530 PM CDT

* At 436 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Parsons, moving east at 20 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include... Girard... Cherokee... Mccune... Beulah... Brazilton... Greenbush... HAIL...1.00IN WIND...60MPH

* AFFECTED AREAS: CHEROKEE ... CRAWFORD

Instructions:

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Address/Location
Cherokee County Emergency Management
110 West Maple Street
Columbus, KS 66725

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 620-429-1857

Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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