Severe Weather Awareness Week – Be Informed

March 05, 2018 - 3:53 pm

This year Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas is March 4 through 10. The statewide tornado drill is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. Sedgwick County Emergency Management will not test sirens at noon today rather they will be tested at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, weather permitting. 

To help the community prepare for severe weather, Emergency Management is holding  free severe weather safety classes throughout Sedgwick County. The presentations are designed to teach attendees the about severe weather and ways to stay safe. A list of classes can be found online www.sedgwickcounty.org

As with any emergency, preparedness can make the difference. As severe weather season approaches, remember to:

  • Get a Kit – Gather necessary items and information for your family's emergency preparedness kit.
  • Make a Plan – A thorough and practiced plan can help you keep track of family members in any emergency.
  • Be Informed – Stay tuned to sources of information, like KNSS Radio, before, during and after an emergency.
  • Get Involved – We all have a role to play in keeping our hometowns safe.  Contact local volunteer organizations to find out how you can contribute.


More information about each of these preparedness steps may be found at www.sedgwickcounty.org.

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