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Emergency Management

The vision of Douglas County Emergency Management is that Douglas County, Kansas will be a community that is disaster aware and disaster prepared.

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Skywarn Storm Spotters

Skywarn volunteers are authorized as weather spotters who report severe weather activity occurring in Douglas County, Kansas.

The Skywarn volunteer works under the direction of emergency management staff to monitor severe weather conditions and to report severe weather elements to the Emergency Management Operations Center. Skywarn volunteers may be assigned other responsibilities during disaster situations.

Douglas County Emergency Management accepts volunteer applications for new weather spotters November through January of each year and offers specialized weather spotter training January through March each year.

All Skywarn meetings, unless otherwise stated, will be held at:

  • Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 2nd floor
  • Douglas County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • 111 East 11th Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

For information on volunteering, visit our Volunteer Application and Requirements section.