Weather Alert for Geary County Schools – May 18, 2017

Due to significant weather forecasted by the National Weather Service all USD 475 buildings and evening activities will be closed or canceled tonight (May 18, 2017). This will only affect the district after the end of the normal school day. The National Weather Service listed our area as an enhanced risk for severe weather beginning at 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. This storm will move northeast at approximately 30-40 MPH and will contain hazards that include large hail, wind gusts of up to 80 MPH and possible tornado activity. This storm could affect the area until approximately midnight.

Fort Riley will release their employees at 3:00 PM and schools may see an increase in parents wanting to pick up their children. If parents would like to pick up their children prior to the end of the normal school day it will be considered an excused absence. The same is true of all schools in the district.

Bus routes will run as normal.

Cancellations include, however, are not limited to:

  • The Soccer Banquet at the FSA
  • The PELA Event at the Devin Center
  • The Orchestra Concert at Fort Riley Middle School
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • All other evening activities or events within a USD 475 building.

Athletic Officials are monitoring the weather and how it may affect sporting events outside of the district. This includes students who are currently away at Softball and Track and Field events.

The main USD 475 Office (Devin Center) will close at 3:45 PM today following the normal dismissal of all schools in the district.

USD 475 encourages our district families, staff, and surrounding community to follow local news in order to stay informed about this storm.

Breaking News By Radio
KJCK
KMAN

Breaking News By Television
KSNT
WIBW 

Breaking News By Newspaper
The Daily Union

National Weather Service – Topeka, Kansas
Junction City Middle School Weather Station
Fort Riley Middle School Weather Station

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