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Cherokee County Emergency Management
Thursday August 16th, 2018 :: 05:51 p.m. CDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 06:30PM

The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Cherokee County in southeastern Kansas...

* Until 630 PM CDT.

* At 536 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Welch, or near Chetopa, moving northeast at 25 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include... Baxter Springs... Columbus... Galena... Cherokee... Weir... Lowell... Sherman... Scammon... West Mineral... Treece... Roseland... Neutral... Melrose... Riverton... Lawton... Carona... Skidmore... Hallowell... Sherwin... Faulkner...

* AFFECTED AREAS: CHEROKEE, KS

Instructions:

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

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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