City of Coffeyville Public Information Update- July 11

ACCESS TO AFFECTED AREA: Beginning today July 11, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., residents of the affected area will be allowed back to their properties.  There will be a curfew in effect from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.  This curfew will be strictly enforced.  All homes have been placarded and logged with various colors. In addition homes wrapped in red or yellow tape are off limits. Those with green placards may occupy their residence.  However, they must remain in their home during the curfew hours of 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.  Anyone outside of their home will be detained by law enforcement.  This will be strictly enforced with absolute zero tolerance.


  •  Red Cross has processed 415 disaster assistance applications totaling 1045 people 
  •   Lions Club took over 350 disaster applications and issued 157 vouchers 
  •  Over 200 citizens participated in the bus tour on July 9, 2007 

SEVERE WEATHER SHELTERS: Severe weather shelters are located at: Field Kindley High School, Roosevelt Middle School, St Pauls Lutheran Church, Coffeyville Regional medical Center, First Assembly of God Church, Community Elementary School

WEATHER REPORT: There is a continued possibility of thunderstorms for the area. 

SAFETY UPDATE:·          Do not enter any area that is still flooded·          While working take frequent breaks in shaded areas and drink plenty of water.  If you feel dizzy, nauseated or experience vomiting you may have heat exhaustion and should seek immediate medical attention.·          If you smell gas, or hear the sound of escaping gas leave immediately and contact an emergency worker.·          Wear disposable covers for your shoes and disposable gloves.·          Wash your hands with a waterless sanitizer as soon as you leave your home.·          If your cloths are soiled after working in your home, remove and wash separately from other clothing.·          Do not enter any building that appears unsafe 

HAZARDOUS SPILLS: Call 911 if you encounter a hazardous spill or leak.  If containers are damaged or leaking, do not handle.  You can also contact the EPA Spill Line at 913-281-0991.  WATER LEVEL: The water level was 9.7 feet at 6 a.m. on July 10, 2007   MENTAL HEALTH: To reach a mental health professional call Four County Mental Health, 620-251-8180.  LEVY SYSTEMS: The US Corp of Engineers has inspected the levy system and believe they are in good shape.  Minor repairs have been recommended  COFFEYVILLE CITY OFFICES:  Open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, 620-252-6100.  Utility Customer Service hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.VOLUNTEERS: Individuals wanting to volunteer must call Gary Frazier at 620-988-3362.COFFEYVILLE MAIL: The Coffeyville Post Office is delivering mail to those affected by the recent flood where they are able.  Where delivery is not possible, the Post Office is holding the mail until an alternate delivery address has been established.   

DISASTER RELIEF:  Water and ice, and other donations are available at the Disaster Recovery Center located at the Community Elementary School located at 102 Cline.  Also available are five gallon Flood Bucket Kits that contain cleaning supplies and protective gear.  These buckets will also be available at St. James Methodist Church at 502 South Cedar.   

DISASTER ASSISTANCE: If you have been affected by the disaster in any way, call 1-800-621-FEMA and visit the Disaster Recovery Center located at Community Elementary School located at 102 Cline:   The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, SBA, FEMA, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Four County Mental Health, Samaritan’s Purse, Ministerial Support,  Labor Ready, USDA, Coffeyville Resources Please note:  You do not have to wait for insurance payments before contacting these agencies or visiting the center. FEMA ASSISTANCE: To register for FEMA assistance call 1-800-621-FEMA or go online to, or visit them at the Disaster Recovery Center located at the Community Elementary School at 102 Cline. UNEMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS: Can be accessed by calling 1-800-292-6333.  OIL RELATED CLAIMS: Residents with oil-related claims can call the claims center at 1-800-958-5380. 


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