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public advisory2/15/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CITY OF FORT SCOTT
123 S. MAIN STREET
FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

Buck Run to be used as a community warming center in the event of widespread power outages.

The City of Fort Scott is currently experiencing dangerously cold temperatures that will continue throughout the week. Extreme weather conditions are creating both high demand for electricity and stress on power production. 

Beginning on February 15 at 12:15 p.m., Evergy will begin to turn off electricity to blocks of customers for approximately 30 – 60 minutes. Once the period has concluded, power will be restored to the impacted area. The emergency outages will then rotate to another portion of Evergy’s service area. Power will cycle off and on periodically until the reduction is no longer required by the Southwest Power Pool. 

If you are impacted by an emergency electricity reduction, you do not need to report your outage. Rather, check Evergy’s outage map and www.evergy.com/outageinfo for more information. All customers should be prepared for the potential for these periodic outages. If you experience an outage that lasts longer than an hour, report your outage at www.evergy.com or call 888-544-4852 or 800-544-4857,for Kansas Central customers.

Regional power management officials are asking all customers to conserve energy as much as possible to avoid potential widespread outages. 

In the event of a widespread power outage, the City of Fort Scott has identified Buck Run Community Center as a warming center for the public. This warming center is not staffed to provide services but is a safe place to get warm. 

Buck Run Community Center is located at 735 Scott Avenue. 

Stay safe and stay warm. 

Jeremy Frazier
City Manager

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