Severe Weather Awareness Week March 5-11, 2017
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Emergency Preparedness Information
The state of Kansas experiences an average of 61 tornadoes every year and have occurred in every month of the year. However, tornadoes are not the only spring weather hazard. Thunderstorms, large hail, lightning, heavy rains, and flooding can all occur in Kansas. Barton County Emergency Management encourages all residents to make plans for the upcoming severe weather season.
During times of Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm Watches and Warnings, the National Weather Service will issue frequent weather statements and short term forecasts, covering the event as it affects your community and area. These statements and forecasts will include updated information on the watch or warning, including the location and movement of the threatening storms, current spotter reports, and communities that are in the storm path.
It is important to have a plan of action, know severe weather terms, and be able to recognize severe weather conditions.