"Only one thing that you can see and hear that is beautiful and frightening at the same time, and that is a thunder storm"
Neosho County has an area of 576 square miles
and a population of 16,406.
NEOSHO RIVER FLOODING - UPDATE
The City of Chanute would like to update and inform all citizens on the upcoming predicted possible flooding from the Neosho River, North and East of Chanute. Currently the East end of Main Street and South Ashby are flooded , and barricaded off to traffic. This includes Katy Park. It is predicted that the next storm will arrive in the next few hours and could possibly bring a few more inches of rain, hail up to 2 inches in diameter, 60 to 70 mph winds, and possible Tornado activity. If you have a weather radio please have it on and monitor the situation. Remember the Storm Sirens set off by the City are for outside alerts, not inside the home. There are also barricades set up thru the City of Chanute and more will be set as needed due to flooding. Anyone caught driving around or thru them will receive a citation. Due to high volume of calls currently handled by the Neosho County 911 dispatch center, if you have questions or concerns, we are asking that everyone in Chanute call the local Emergency Operations Center at 620-431-5265 (THIS IS IN REFERENCE TO "CHANUTE POLICE DEPARTMENT ONLY" NON-EMERGENY CALLS) All other Emergency 911 calls will continue to flow thru the Neosho County 911 dispatch center. -Raymond Hale- C.O.P
The Erie Courthouse is back open 05/23/2019 for daily business however will not be able to be used as a storm shelter. The Erie Federated Church will be available in it's place as an Emergency Shelter in case of bad weather. -CH-