Wichita officials prepare for storms

Emergency management officials met at 10:30 a.m. in the Sedgwick County Emergency Operations Center to talk about severe weather.

WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita Fire Marshal Brad Crisp spoke about threat of severe weather Wednesday at the daily police briefing.

Crisp says have a plan in place, since you may not be at home or work when weather hits.

“Understand that parents are at work, kids are at school, kids are at home, parents are traveling or running errands, that’s why you really need to pay attention to the media outlets and the weather updates that are coming in,” said Crisp.

He adds that you should have a supply kit that includes a weather radio, flashlight with extra batteries, water, non-perishable foods, and a first aid kit with any medications that are necessary.

If there is severe weather, he says go into the basement, and if you don’t have one, he adds that you should go to an interior room.

Emergency management officials met at 10:30 a.m. in the Sedgwick County Emergency Operations Center.

“The conference call brings all of our partners into the ESC to get firsthand information on the severe weather,” said John Crosby, Sedgwick County Emergency Management Director. “It puts into to place all of our communication tools that we are communicating with each other, what resources are being utilized throughout the day, and that way when something does occur, we know what everybody’s status is.”

Officials say they will be ready to move things around if necessary depending on where the calls are coming from.

 

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