News Flash Home
The original item was published from 12/16/2021 10:07:20 AM to 12/16/2021 10:08:56 AM.

News Flash

Riley County Home Page

Posted on: December 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 12-16-21 Storm Damage Update

photo of tornado with text "sign up for emergency alerts"

Last night’s storm caused several grass fires in Riley County, mostly resulting from downed power lines. The largest fire was north of Randolph on Hilltop Road and all fires have been extinguished. Thankfully, no injuries were reported. Officials believe the heavy smoke in the area was from the large fires in Ellis County, near Hays.

Please use extra caution when traveling today. STAY AWAY from any downed power lines.

Riley County Emergency Manager Russel Stukey is now gathering damage assessments for all County facilities.

Public Works Director John Ellerman reported that two large doors and one exhaust vent at the County shop were damaged in the storms. Trees are downed in several locations around the county and crews have been asked to clear debris from roads in the White Canyon area.

Any cities, townships, school districts, or other public entities that have damage to uninsured facilities or property should estimate the dollar amount and send that information to emergency management asap.

To get the latest updates during emergencies, sign up for phone, text, and email alerts through the Riley Count Emergency Notification System at

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Riley County Home Page

volunteers in orange vests processing paperwork for testing patients in cars

Volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps

Posted on: February 7, 2023
people in professional clothing standing in front of county seal and flags

Congratulations to Joetta Glessner!

Posted on: February 3, 2023
photo of house with blue shapes and Riley County logo

Legal Time Trend Publication

Posted on: February 2, 2023
Man in dark suit raising hand, audience in background - Commissioner John Ford

2023 Swearing-In Ceremony

Posted on: January 9, 2023
photos of multicolored pills, with text "dispose of medications safely"

Don't throw old medications in the trash

Posted on: December 28, 2022
man in blue shirt holding wooden award plaque

2022 Sanitarian of the Year: Perry Piper

Posted on: December 27, 2022
Text 2022 General Election Results on blue field with Riley County logo

Election Night Results

Posted on: November 8, 2022
riverfront and buildings along Kansas river

Riverfront MHK Project Moves Forward

Posted on: November 2, 2022

9/28/2022 Tractor Fire in No. Riley County

Posted on: September 27, 2022
Monkeypox Information graphic

Monkeypox Information

Posted on: July 12, 2022
blue square with Riley County Health Department logo and text - COVID-19 Update

5/20/2022 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: May 20, 2022
blue square with Riley County Health Department logo and text - COVID-19 Update

5/13/2022 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: May 13, 2022

4/28/2022 Wildfire Update

Posted on: April 28, 2022

4/26/2022 Bjorling Road Fire

Posted on: April 26, 2022
blue square with Riley County Health Department logo and text - COVID-19 Update

4/20/2022 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: April 20, 2022
blue square with Riley County Health Department logo and text - COVID-19 Update

4/13/2022 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: April 13, 2022

4/11/2022 Baldwin Creek Road Fire

Posted on: April 11, 2022
wildland firefighters, flames, and tall grasses

4/11/2022 Carlson Road Fire Update

Posted on: April 8, 2022

Board of County Commission Meetings

Posted on: January 1, 2022

Road Construction & Closures

Posted on: February 4, 2011