Kansas Holding Statewide Tornado Drill Thursday Afternoon

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gov. Mark Parkinson has declared the week of March 8-12 as Severe Weather Awareness Week.

During Severe Weather Awareness Week, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Emergency Management Association and other state, local and volunteer agencies and organizations, are hosting a statewide tornado drill today at 1:30 p.m.

Each spring, the National Weather Service offices that serve the state of Kansas, conduct storm spotter and weather safety training sessions in each county. The sessions are free and open to the public.

The schedule for storm spotter training sessions varies in each community, please check out www.weather.gov for more information on a training session in your area.

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