Safety Posts from KSStorm Info

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Mark Bogner

Storm Safety 2020: Flooding

What is shaped like a boat and has a floatie at each corner? Your car, truck or van. The reason we say “Turn Around, Don’t Drown,’ explained in today’s Awareness Week article.

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KSStorm Media

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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Scott Roberts

Storm Safety 2020: Tornadoes

Aware 2020: Not fortunate enough to have your wedding photobombed by a tornado? Here are some tips on identifying tornadoes, choosing a shelter…and only a couple side trips into other stuff.

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KSStorm Media

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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New Outdoor Warning Sirens in Salina

The City of Salina is replacing its Cold War-era warning sirens with a modern system that allows sirens to be sounded for only the part of town under a warning. I speak with Saline County Emergency Manager Hannah Stambaugh about the system and why they’re so excited to have it.

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Scott Roberts

The Best Argument for Getting a Weather Radio

You hear advice to pick up a weather alert (or all-hazards, they’re the same thing) radio before pretty much any severe weather outbreak. Here’s another view: why the off-season may be prime time to pick one up.

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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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FEMA Tornado Safe rooms ARE safe

I was mis-informed that they were only rated “up to EF4” when, in fact, they are rated up to 250 mph winds which is well into the high end of the EF5 category.

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How to Prepare for a Severe Weather Outbreak

These are the things I’m doing to pre­pare for the storms. They are dif­fer­ent than yours may be, as I will be out in the storms and may be called to help in any response to a storm-impacted com­mu­nity I’m close to. I’ve high­lighted the things I think are impor­tant for any­one to do before a major storm.

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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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