RED FLAG WARNING

29340020_10156357384780406_1714718151935000576_nFrom Sumner County Emergency Management –

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for Sumner County…in effect from 12:00pm Noon until 8:00pm this evening, Friday, March 16, 2018.

Westerly winds are expected to be in the 20 to 30 mph range, with gusts to around 40 mph… accompanied with less than 20% humidity and very dry vegetation, the Grassland Fire Danger will elevate into the CATASTROPHIC category today.

All outdoor burning should be avoided… ANY outdoor fires that develop will become uncontrollable very quickly. In Sumner County when a RED FLAG WARNING event has been issued… ALL outdoor burning is PROHIBITED as per County Resolution 2011-47.

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