News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2012
City to sound tornado sirens March 13 for severe weather drill
Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 12-16
The City of Kansas City, Mo., invites residents, businesses, schools and other organizations to participate in the Annual Missouri Severe Weather Drill on Tuesday, March 13 at 1:30 p.m. At this time, the City will sound its tornado outdoor warning sirens and the National Weather Service will sound the all-hazard weather radios. This is a great time for residents to practice household or office tornado plans.
This drill is a part of Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week, from March 12-16, as declared by the National Weather Service and Missouri Emergency Management.
Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about the most common spring emergencies that Missouri residents might face, including tornadoes, flash flooding and severe thunderstorms. It also seeks to encourage residents to prepare themselves in the event of such an emergency. The City’s Office of Emergency Management recommends developing a family emergency plan, creating an emergency supply kit that can last at least 72 hours, and having multiple methods of receiving important information to reduce the impact of a disaster.
To learn more about making a severe weather plan, creating a family emergency plan and developing a 72-hour kit, please visit the City’s Office of Emergency Management Web page at www.kcmo.org/oem.
To learn more about Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week, please visit the regional National Weather Service website at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lsx/?n=severeweek.
For media inquiries or more information, please contact Jennifer Fales, emergency management coordinator, at 816-513-8602.