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Cherokee County Emergency Management
Saturday May 18th, 2019 :: 01:24 p.m. CDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 01:45PM

The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a

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

* Until 145 PM CDT.

* At 101 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Chetopa to Miami, moving northeast at 30 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... Weir... Lowell... Sherman... Scammon... West Mineral... Treece... Roseland... Neutral... Melrose... Riverton... Lawton... Carona... Skidmore... Hallowell... Sherwin... Faulkner... Stippville... This includes Interstate 44 near mile marker 0.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CHEROKEE, KS

Instructions:

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 500 PM CDT for southeastern Kansas. 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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