EMA Events and Activities

Severe Weather Awareness 2019
It's almost 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...

At their regular meeting on February 26th, the Board of County Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring March 4th through March 8th as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Butler County. In partnership with the National Weather Service, the State of Kansas, broadcast media, and other local jurisdictions, this annual effort is aimed at increasing the public's awareness of our approaching storm season and encouraging everyone to think about severe weather safety.

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 program, as well as producing and distributing written materials.  The 2019 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.

2019 Severe Weather Awareness Packet

Storm Fury on the Plains -- Public Training Events    
 Rose Hill: Fire Department
Thursday, March 14th, 6:30 p.m. Taught by EMA
 Augusta: The Point Events Center
Thursday, March 21st, 6:30 p.m.
The big "NWS" event
 Andover: Police Department Thursday, March 28th, 6:30 p.m. Taught by EMA

Taught by EMA
Taught by EMA
2017 Storm Damage