Mayor Declares Local Disaster Emergency for Summer Storm

Published on July 17, 2023

Storm Damage

Following a series of summer storms this past weekend, Mayor/CEO Tyrone A. Garner has issued a proclamation of a state of local disaster emergency for the County of Wyandotte, Kansas. On the 14th of July, weather conditions caused severe damage across the county.

"Thank you to the many people who have been working tirelessly as Wyandotte County recovers from last Friday’s severe weather, Said Mayor Garner. “I am relieved that there were no reported fatalities and I appreciate the resilience of our community as we work collectively to successfully navigate through any challenges to bring everything back together again.”

The proclamation of a state of local disaster emergency enables the Unified Government Department of Emergency Management to bring additional resources to help the county recover from last weekend's storm events.

Report Damage to Public Infrastructure

The community is encouraged to report via 3-1-1 any damage to our infrastructure, parks or other public buildings. This will help identify where help is needed as crews continue storm recovery work. 

The 3-1-1 Call Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can call 3-1-1 (or dial 913-573-5311) or submit a ticket through the online portal:

Report Online

Downed Powerlines, Street Light Damage

BPU will take your calls about trees on powerlines, wires down, street light damage, and power outages. You can call them at 913-573-9522.

Storm Debris Disposal

The Unified Government will be opening the Recycling/Yard Waste Center (3241 Park Drive, Kansas City, KS 66102) for special hours this week to help you dispose of downed tree limbs and other yard debris. The center will be open from 10AM until 3PM this Tuesday, July 18 until Sunday, July 23, 2023

Stay Cool

Even if you have full power, the Unified Government welcomes all residents to our various cooling centers across Wyandotte County. Check out the map of resources available for those particularly hot summer days.