Weather Information

5-2-22 SirensSpring Weather

Spring weather brings storms and severe weather to our area. The City of El Dorado offers two storm shelters that are opened during Tornado Warnings for our area:

  • City Hall, located at 220 E. First - Please be aware there are stairs to get to the basement.
  • El Dorado Senior Center, located at 210 E. Second - This shelter is ADA Accessible, so please go to the Senior Center if you use a wheelchair, walker or cane, or have difficulty going down steps.

* Please bring anything you need with you to the shelter, such as medications, oxygen, wheelchairs, etc.

  1. Preparing for a Tornado
  2. Staying Safe During a Tornado
  3. Staying Safe After a Tornado
  4. Staying Safe in Thunderstorms

A tornado can:

  • Happen anytime and anywhere.
  • Bring intense winds, over 200 miles per hour.
  • Look like funnels.

The following are some tips from FEMA.gov:

  • Know your area’s tornado risk. In the U.S., the Midwest and the Southeast have a greater risk for tornadoes.
  • Know the signs of a tornado, including a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud, an approaching cloud of debris, or a loud roar like a freight train.
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and NOAA Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts. If your community has sirens, then become familiar with the warning tone.
  • Pay attention to weather reports. Meteorologists can predict when conditions might be right for a tornado.
  • Identify and practice going to a safe shelter such as a safe room built using FEMA criteria or a storm shelter built to ICC 500 standards. The next best protection is a small, interior, windowless room or basement on the lowest level of a sturdy building.
  • Plan for your pet. They are an important member of your family, so they need to be included in your family’s emergency plan.
  • Prepare for long-term stay at home or sheltering in place by gathering emergency supplies, cleaning supplies, non-perishable foods, water, medical supplies and medication.
  • Prepare your family emergency communication plan

Tornado Siren Map

Contact: City of El Dorado Public Works, 222 East 2nd Ave., El Dorado, KS 67042
               Phone: 316.322.4481

                                                                              

Winter Weather

When the snow falls, your safety on the streets is our top priority. Whether an inch of ice or 2 feet of snow, City of El Dorado’s Public Works crews know how to respond when inclement weather becomes an issue.

During a major storm, we will issue periodic updates to the local media, through the official city website, and on our social media sites.

The U.S. National Weather Service

Weather forecast

  1. Treating & Plowing Streets
  2. Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Reporting a Missed Street

El Dorado Public Works crews are constantly monitoring weather situations and will respond with treating and plowing roads when appropriate. Please assist our snow plow crews by remembering:

  • Give our snow plow drivers plenty of room on the roads. Stay back at least 30 feet from the read of a snow plow.
  • If possible, remove vehicles from the streets. This allows our drivers to clear roads from curb to curb.
  • We appreciate your patience - if a significant amount of snow does fall, our snow plow drivers work diligently to clear each and every road in El Dorado.

Snow Route Map (PDF)

Snow removal plan (PDF)

Learn about how El Dorado determines which roads receive priority during snow removal and how the city plans to ensure all streets are cleared during a snow event.

Contact: City of El Dorado Public Works, 222 East 2nd Ave., El Dorado, KS 67042
               Phone: 316.322.4481