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The Emergency Management Department coordinates the activities of volunteer, public and private agencies in all phases of emergency management (Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation). The following links provide useful information in planning for potential future emergencies.

Wyandotte County Emergency Management

701 N. 7th St B-20
Phone: 913-573-6300
Emergencies, Call 911

IN THE EVENT OF A NATURAL DISASTER contact the 311 Call Center (913) 573-5311 with questions and concerns.  Emergencies, call 911. 


All floods are not alike. Some floods develop slowly, over a period of days. Then there’s flash floods or dam breaks that develop quickly, sometimes in minutes, that can sweep away most things in its path.


Be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live. This is especially if you live in a low-lying area, near water or downstream from a dam. Also know the majority of flood-related deaths are caused by people in a hurry to get to safety and attempting to drive through moving water. Find out if roads are closed due to flooding at the Kansas Department of Transportation website.  Stay apprised of severe weather warnings and flash flooding using the National Weather Service Radar Map.  


The following map identifies the major transportation routes in Wyandotte County and is one of the many maps available in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Coordination of UG bus transit system and routes may be utilized to service the community in the event of a natural disaster.


Kansas City/Wyandotte County has multiple emergency shelter locations that are opened in the event of an emergency. Not all shelters are open at the same time; during a natural disaster event, the shelters opened to service the community will be publicized on the UG webstie. Shelters service special needs and pets/animals.

IN THE EVENT OF A NATURAL DISASTER contact the 311 Call Center (913) 573-5311 with questions and concerns.  Emergencies, call 911. 


In the event of a natural disaster, Eisenhower Recreation Center would be the first location made available.

Eisenhower Recreation Center

2901 North 72nd Street, Kansas City, KS 66109
(913) 596-7050

Below is a check list of items to bring to a shelter in the event of an emergency:

  • prescription and emergency medication
  • extra clothing
  • pillows
  • blankets
  • hygiene supplies
  • flashlight with extra batteries
  • small board games
  • books for entertainment
  • specialty snacks and juices for those with dietary restrictions
  • basic snacks
  • baby food and formula
  • diapers
  • beach chair or camp chair
  • identification - including license and FPL or other utility bill
  • insurance papers
  • other comfort items

Additionally, special items for children and infants, such as diapers, formulas and toys, should be brought, along with other items for family members who are elderly or disabled.


Are you ready to put your planning skills to good use? Are you ready to help your family get prepared for the unexpected? Your family can use this website to create a plan that will help you be ready for many different kinds of unexpected situations!

You're already a great planner! Every day you get your homework done, get to music or sports practice on time and plan where and when you'll meet up with friends. But how do you get prepared for emergencies?

It's simple! It just takes planning and practice and these fun activities from Ready Kids can help!

Click on these easy steps, talk to your family, and make a plan and put it in a safe place. When you're all through, you'll be ready to graduate from Readiness U!


For more safety information, view Flood Safety Tips ( Consejos de Seguridad en Caso de Inundacion). Also view these fact sheets from the KSU Extension  Children and Disasters  Stay Healthy After the Flood  and Stay Safe After the Flood; this Federal Emergency Management Agency fact sheet Floods; Red Cross Flood Safety; Emergency Kit ChecklistFlood History and Causes; and this slideshow of flood safety pictures drawn by Emporia elementary students.


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