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Cherokee County Emergency Management
Tuesday November 26th, 2019 :: 12:56 p.m. CST

Alert

High Wind Warning until 09:00AM Wednesday

* WHAT...West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected.

* WHERE...In Kansas, Bourbon, Crawford and Cherokee Counties. In Missouri, Vernon, St. Clair, Barton, Cedar, Jasper, Dade and Lawrence Counties.

* WHEN...From 9 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...These high winds combined with dry air will result in a high fire danger risk across southeastern Kansas and western Missouri this evening and tonight.

* AFFECTED AREAS: ST. CLAIR ... CEDAR ... CRAWFORD ... BOURBON ... LAWRENCE ... BARTON ... DADE ... JASPER ... VERNON ... CHEROKEE

Instructions:

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.

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:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
High Wind Warning

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