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Storm Safety 2020: Lightning

A spark of creativity — good. A spark of lightning — bad. A quick quiz and video of a man hit by lightning while walking his dogs, in today’s Severe Weather Awareness Week post.

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Shelter from the Storm

Thanks to Trooper Ben for the impetus for this post! Here’s a map and photos of the Kansas Turnpike shelters, along with a discussion of where to seek shelter in your community if your home does not have underground shelters. I also talk about considerations if you’ve been thinking about a shelter for your home.

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Education
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Post-storm recovery: Be careful what you sign!

A contractor may ask you to sign a document similar to the one you sign at the doctor’s office, assigning benefits from your insurance coverage directly to the contractor. By doing so, you may be giving up significant rights…and control over your ability to get future insurance.

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Education
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Severe Weather Awareness: Lightning

People have been struck by lightning more than 20 miles away from a storm, in clear skies. The rules for lightning safety have changed in the past five years.

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Preparation Checklist

Cancel Saturday Events on Friday: Nope. Stock Up on Bread and Water: oops, this isn’t winter. Get some cash from the ATM? Not a bad idea. 5 steps for families to prepare and 3 suggestions for event organizers.

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Comparing SPC Risk Categories and the Categories We Use

SPC has posted an infographic concerning the meaning of their five-tier system for communicating storm risk in their outlooks. Our terminology matches SPC and our usage is generally identical. However, the areas we serve are different, which can lead to occasional discrepancies.

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Outlook

Welcome to a new week! Our focus in this morning’s outlook is going to be on the twin winter storms that will impact the state through the next 48 hours.

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