Severe weather/storm safety training scheduled as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week

The National Weather Service shared this information on its website Monday about the potential for severe weather in northeast Kansas. “We’ve started severe weather season for this year”.

Winter said the drill is the ideal opportunity for businesses, schools and families to test their own severe weather procedures. If you already have a Midlands radio and need help re-programming it, we would be able to do that for you as well.

Scott Wiltse, director of emergency management for Chase County, said any resident can sign up for weather alerts by visiting

Emergency responders are also encouraging schools and businesses to activate their internal plan or at least discuss what they would do if this is an actual tornado.

The tornado reached its greatest width as it approached the Mississippi River, where the weather service measured a width of 0.6 miles. Make sure to include a 3-day supply of non-perishable food and bottled water.

Survivors who have weather-related issues with their MHU should contact the maintenance hotline at 800-335-8546. During the drill, the National Weather Service will send out a real-event code of TOR, which will activate tone-alert weather radios that are set to receive tornado warnings.

The first tornado on February 28th touched down near Perryville, crossed the Mississippi River near Rockwood, Illinois and traveled through northern Jackson County, finally ending just southwest of Christopher, Illinois. Because of this, many of us will be under a Red Flag Warning or Fire Weather Warning starting at 11 AM.

Families and individuals should have an emergency plan that outlines what they will do if they have to shelter in place because of severe weather and what they will do if they have to evacuate during severe weather.

Stay with KVOE, and KVOE social media whenever severe weather is a concern.

“We’re certainly seeing more winters like this than we’ve seen winter like if you remember the winter of 2013, 2014”.

“Severe weather can happen anywhere, it does not discriminate”. “This training went very well and I’m glad they were able to train under these realistic conditions before they begin their annual training with their entire unit”.

Leave these structures and go inside a strong building for shelter.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that it was a tornado that caused extensive damage north of the Twin Cities