EMA Events and Activities

Severe Weather Awareness 2018
It's that time of year again when we start paying attention to the skies, watching for approaching storm clouds and their associated hazards:  strong straight-line winds, damaging hail, lightning, tornadoes, flash flooding...

The Board of County Commissioners have signed a proclamation, declaring March 5th through March 9th as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Butler County. In partnership with the NWS, State of Kansas, and other local jurisdictions, this effort is aimed at increasing the public's awareness of our approaching storm season.

To help us and our citizens focus on severe weather preparations, the National Weather Service has been delivering its annual "Storm Fury on the Plains" educational programs, as well as producing and distributing written materials.  The 2018 Severe Weather Awareness Week packet is now available and is included here as a downloadable pdf file.  The schedule of "public" training events in Butler County is below that.

2018 Severe Weather Awareness Packet

Storm Fury on the Plains -- Public Training Events    
 Augusta: The Point Events Center  Thursday, March 8th, 6:30 pm The big "NWS" event
 Whitewater: Legion Building  Wednesday, March 7th, 7:00 pm Taught by EMA
 Rose Hill: Fire Department  Wednesday, March 14th, 7:00 pm Taught by EMA
 Andover: Police Department  Thursday, March 29th, 6:30 pm Taught by EMA

Taught by EMA
Taught by EMA
2017 Storm Damage