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.
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.
Here are resources you can trust to help you prepare…and not give in to the hype!
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.