The National Weather Service in Topeka encourages all Kansans to participate in a Tornado Drill @ 10am Tuesday March 7.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in the drill by practicing seeking secure, safe shelter from a tornado. This test will be broadcast over NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio and many local television and radio stations. Local officials may also sound their warning sirens. Area residents, businesses, and schools are urged to treat the drill as if it were an actual tornado warning.
You may not always have advance warning that a tornado is approaching your location. You may not be at home. Taking the time to identify where you would go for the best protection for every place where you spend a lot of time (for example, home, work, school, house of worship) and how you would get there is part of being prepared.
Tornadoes are one of the six most common hazards. Other common hazards include earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, and winter storms.
Although they can occur at any time of the year, tornadoes most often occur during the spring and summer. They are most likely to hit between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. but they can — and do — occur at all hours of they day and night.
As shown below, three Kansas counties experienced 4-7 F3 or EF3 or greater tornadoes between 1996 and 2013. Many others experienced 1 – 3. Click on the graphic below to learn how to prepare for a tornado.
Be Ready for an Emergency
K-State Research and Extension family resource management specialist Elizabeth Kiss on Sound Living, a weekly public affairs program hosted by Jeff Wichman, talking about actions to take to prepare for disasters and emergencies..
Keep Food Safe
K-State Research and Extension food scientist Karen Blakeslee on Sound Living, a weekly public affairs program hosted by Jeff Wichman, talking about food safety.
Food Safey – Disasters and Power Outages
Salvaging and handling food after power outages, floods and other disasters may raise questions and present challenges. Refer to these resources to help recover food from a disaster.