Statewide tornado drill to be held

WICHITA, Kansas – Kansas emergency managers are conducting a statewide tornado drill to prepare residents for the spring storm season and reinforce the need to be prepared.

The drill was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon as part of the state’s severe weather awareness week.

Angee Morgan, of the Kansas Emergency Management Division, says the state had 56 tornadoes last year – the first on April 7 and the last on Aug. 13.

Morgan says residents, schools and businesses are encouraged to use Tuesday’s drill to check procedures for responding to severe weather, including making sure emergency kits are stocked and response plans are in place. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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