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Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Missouri and Kansas


Don't wait until severe thunderstorms, tornadoes & Flooding are occurring to think about what you should do to stay safe!


All throughout Severe Weather Preparedness Week we will be sharing tips with you on our web page and social media about what you can do to prepare IN ADVANCE for the peak of our Severe Thunderstorm, Tornado and Flooding season. 


Highlights of Severe Weather Preparedness Week include:

Daily severe weather topics, preparedness tips, and safety messages

  • Monday - Preparedness Day
  • Tuesday - Tornado Safety Day
  • Wednesday - Flash Flood Safety Day
  • Thursday - Severe Thunderstorm Day
  • Friday - NOAA Weather Radio Day


  • The Missouri and Kansas Annual Statewide Tornado Drills will be on Tuesday March 3rd at 10:00 am

    • This drill will be initiated by an actual Tornado Warning - with "TEST" wording throughout the message - which will be issued for every county in the state of Missouri. The message will be broadcast on NOAA Weather Alert Radios and many broadcast media outlets. Many communities will also test the Outdoor Warning Sirens at this time.