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CF & WO County June 5th 2019 Flood Press release #8 ________________________________________________ 

CF & WO County May 30 2019 Flood Press release #7________________________________________________

LANDFILL OPEN NO CHARGE TO FLOOD VICTIMS 

Coffey County Commission has decided to waive landfill fees for debris from flood-damaged homes in Coffey County for the next 2 weeks at the Coffey County Landfill. They prefer loads are separated into these categories:

•Tree limbs
•Household items (wet clothes, books, etc)
•Furniture & construction debris (sheetrock, carpet)

It is better to have the load separated but isn’t completely necessary. Once you arrive, you will fill out a form with where the debris is from so everything can be tracked.

Landfill hours are: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM & 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. For more information 620-364-2048.

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News Statement #6 ________________________________________________

 

This link will provide you with the most up to date road closures in Coffey County. Please note that this map is not all inclusive, you should still use caution on any roadways while we are in a flooding event. Report any roads that are flooded with no barricades to Coffey County Sheriff's Office 620-364-2123. 

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UPDATE AS OF MAY 25, 2019 09:42 AM
Country Club Heights in Burlington has been reopened as flash flood water receded. Residents are back & shelter has been closed.

Hwy 58 is closed 2 miles east of US 75 due to flooding. Approximately a 1 mile stretch from Oxen Rd To Planter Rd Is flooded. 

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UPDATE AS OF May 24, 2019 11:32 pm 
Heavy rains affected Burlington and the surrounding area the evening of May 24th. Numerous state highways and county roads were overcome by
flash flood waters. At 11:32 pm Coffey County 911 dispatch center received a call for severe flooding in the Country Club Heights area of Burlington located west of the Rock Creek Country Club golf course.
Upon arrival responders from the Coffey County Fire District #1, Burlington PD and Coffey County Sheriffs office found water rising from Rock Creek, around approximately 15 houses in the neighborhood.
Several residents and pets were assisted out of the area by first responders. A Red Cross Shelter was opened at the First Baptist Church. 17 people were housed in the shelter. No injuries were reported.

 

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News Release May 24 

 

 

 

For John Redmond gate change notifications text JRR2019 to the number 888777

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**UPDATE FOR May 23, 2019**

The US Army Corps of Engineers reports approximately 27,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) coming in & 23,600 cfs going out at this time. The lake level continues to rise. No indication of any gate changes at this time. With the current National Weather Service forecast of 2-3 inches between now and Saturday if there is a gate change it will be to increase the flow. Both Marion & Council Grove reservoirs are near their flood pool capacity so if either of those drainage areas gets rain, they will increase their discharge rates which will inevitably cause JRR to increase their flow rate. No relief from our current water levels anytime soon. If the weather forecast is accurate, the water levels will rise.

If we get the rain that the NWS is predicting, it could be a week or more before those that have left their homes will have an opportunity to return safely.

Again, we ask that you verify any information with Emergency Management, Sheriff Dispatch or local officials before spreading rumors or untrue statements about flooding, road closures or evacuations. A rumor about a crack in the dam circulated & is NOT true. If there were such an issue, we would publish that info quite aggressively. We have & will continue to report any updates we get. Stay safe!
 

If you choose to leave your home, for those living in Coffey County, please contact the Coffey County Sheriff’s Office at 620-364-2123 or those living in Woodson County, please contact the Woodson County Sheriff’s Office 620-625-8640, in order to keep a proper accounting of those who have evacuated and those who have not.  For a list of local road closures or detours, please visit or the Coffey County Emergency Management’s Facebook page for updates.  For state highways go to http://www.kandrive.org.  For further information please stay tuned to 97.7FM DAWG, 580am WIBW, 1400am KVOE, Coffey County Emergency Management Facebook page or the Coffey County Emergency Management website at www.coffeycountyks.org/county-services/emergency-management/emergency-notifications

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UPDATE FOR MAY 22, 2019 

The US Army Corps of Engineers opened the gates at John Redmond Reservoir in Coffey County, Kansas at approximately 8:00 am this morning to increase the release of water to approximately 26,000 cubic feet per second (cfs).  This release will be maintained at this time.  The increase in the release of water throughout the next few days will cause flood prone areas to fill up and become impassable in and around Burlington, KS, LeRoy, KS and Neosho Falls, KS.  Local/County Officials are strongly advising anyone in flood prone areas to consider leaving your home and take important belongings with you.  The Red Cross has opened a shelter in Iola at the Allen County Community College Red Barn at 1801 N. Cottonwood, Iola, KS for residents needing somewhere to go.  The included maps represent the potentially affected areas.  The lines could change depending on additional rainfall that could occur over the next several days.  If you choose to leave your home, for those living in Coffey County, please contact the Coffey County Sheriff’s Office at 620-364-2123 or those living in Woodson County, please contact the Woodson County Sheriff’s Office 620-625-8640, in order to keep a proper accounting of those who have evacuated and those who have not.  For a list of local road closures or detours, please visit or the Coffey County Emergency Management’s Facebook page for updates.  For state highways go to http://www.kandrive.org.  For further information please stay tuned to 97.7FM DAWG, 580am WIBW, 1400am KVOE, Coffey County Emergency Management Facebook page or the Coffey County Emergency Management website at www.coffeycountyks.org/county-services/emergency-management/emergency-notifications

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