Prepare Kansas

Be money smart: Get financially prepared ahead of disasters

It is spring storm season and there have already been several tornadoes across the country. Are you prepared to take action if you are in the path of a tornado?

Get financially prepared ahead of disasters with a household inventory, up to date insurance coverage, and a grab-and-go box. Not sure where to start? This publication from K-State Research and Extension guides you through the steps you need to take, before and after a tornado or other emergency.

Helping children respond to natural disasters

Children and adults experience and adjust to disasters in different ways. A recent edition of Sound Living, a public affairs program, hosted by Jeff Wichman,features an interview with Bradford Wiles, assistant professor and Extension specialist. In it they explore how to talk with children after a disaster. Listen to the interview here.

Learn more about the impact disasters, including wildfires, can have on children and the role parents play in helping them recover in this fact sheet.

 

Get prepared: Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 6-10, 2017

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.

Learn more at http://www.weather.gov/top/swaw