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For Immediate Release
March 1, 2019
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Kate Flavin

316-660-9370

Reminder: Severe weather safety classes offered through Emergency Management

Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas is March 3 through 9. The statewide tornado drill is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5. Please note, Sedgwick County Emergency Management will not test sirens at noon on Monday rather they test them at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, weather permitting.  

To help the community prepare for severe weather, Emergency Management is holding severe weather safety classes throughout Sedgwick County. These presentations are designed to teach attendees about severe weather and how to stay safe. Classes are free to residents.  The class schedule can be found online (www.sedgwickcounty.org) and in the attached poster. 

As with any emergency, preparedness can make the difference. With severe weather season approaching, 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 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.