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Emergency Management

714 N. Main  ●   Wichita, KS 67203  ●   Tel: (316) 660-5971
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Emergency Information

When an emergency effects the Sedgwick County, Kansas area such as severe weather, flooding, and other disasters, Emergency Management will have spotters and units in the field reporting the latest information and developments to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).  Information reported by official spotters will be posted to this site.

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Entry Date Reporting
Agency
Unit ID Description
07-22-2014 13:14:44 SCEM EAS

Sedgwick County Emergency Management HAS ISSUED A REQUIRED WEEKLY TEST FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES/AREAS: Sedgwick, KS; AT 1:14 PM ON JUL 22, 2014 EFFECTIVE UNTIL 1:29 PM. MESSAGE FROM SEDGEOC.

07-22-2014 11:27:59 SCEM SCEM 302

Sedgwick County EM will be testing the siren at Sixth and Sunset in Cheney in about 20 to 30 minutes. May need to be tested multiple times. Test complete 12:03

07-22-2014 07:26:06 NWS-Wichita SCEM 302

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING. * TEMPERATURE...HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 TO 110 DEGREES. * TIMING...DANGEROUS HEAT INDICES ARE EXPECTED FOR THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. * IMPACTS...THOSE EXPOSED TO THE EXTREME HEAT OVER A PROLONGED PERIOD MAY BE OVERCOME BY THE HEAT AND EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT HEALTH ISSUES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS...IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK...THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY...CALL 9 1 1. A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE CONDITIONS WHERE HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS AND STAY IN AN AIR CONDITIONED ROOM IF POSSIBLE. STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. TEMPERATURES WITHIN VEHICLES CAN BECOME LETHAL IN A FEW MINUTES. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN VEHICLES. REMEMBER TO BEAT THE HEAT...CHECK THE BACKSEAT.

07-22-2014 07:22:00 NWS-Wichita SCEM 302

DANGEROUS HEAT INDICES WILL AFFECT THE ENTIRE AREA FOR THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...PLEASE REFER TO LATEST HEAT ADVISORY FOR MORE DETAILS. THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS. A FEW STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

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