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Montgomery County Flood Announcement 9:45am Monday




May 27, 2019 – 9:45 am

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has notified Montgomery County Emergency Management that water is being released from Fall River Reservoir and Toronto Reservoir with the potential for flooding, which will likely affect the cities of Coffeyville and Independence, all low lying areas and surrounding farmlands by May 27.


Residents in these areas are urged to take necessary precautions and be prepared to evacuate, if necessary. Gather supplies for each person’s specific needs and don’t forget your family pets. Shelters are provided in Coffeyville and Independence:


Coffeyville – First Southern Baptist Church

Independence – Memorial Hall

Shelters are allowing animals. Do not leave animals confined in potentially areas that will be or already are flooding.

To access information on road closures go to The Kansas Department of Transportation is monitoring road closures.


Additional Flooding Safety Information:

  • Avoid flood water. Do not drive, swim, walk or play near flood water. Turn around, don’t drown.

  • If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Never drive around barricades. Local responders use them to safely direct traffic out of flooded areas.

  • Depending on where you are and the impact and the warning time of flooding, go to the safe location that you have previously identified.

  • Listen to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, or local alerting systems for current emergency information and instructions.

  • Gather supplies in case you have to leave immediately or if services are cut off. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication.

  • Don’t forget the needs of pets.

  • Obtain extra batteries and charging devices for phones and other critical equipment.

  • Keep important documents in a waterproof container. Create password-protected digital copies.

  • Protect your property. Move valuables to higher levels. Declutter drains and gutters. Install check valves. Consider a sump pump with a battery.

  • For more information about preparing for flood response, visit:


Conditions are being monitored by Montgomery County Emergency Management, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and Montgomery County Officials: 


Charlotte Scott Schmidt

Montgomery County Clerk/Public Information Officer


Emergency Management Office


Montgomery County Sheriff


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