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Know Where to Take Shelter

Know Where to Take Shelter

Knowing where to go in case of a tornado could save your life!

  • Stay Weather-Ready: Continue to listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay updated  about tornado watches and warnings.
  • At Your House: If you are in a tornado warning, go to your basement, safe room, or an interior room away from windows. Don't forget pets if time allows.
  • At Your Workplace or School: Follow your tornado drill and proceed to your tornado shelter location quickly and calmly. Stay away from windows and do not go to large open rooms such as cafeterias, gymnasiums, or auditoriums.
  • Outside: Seek shelter inside a sturdy building immediately if a tornado is approaching. Sheds and storage facilities are not safe.
  • In a vehicle: Being in a vehicle during a tornado is not safe. The best course of action is to drive to the closest shelter. If you are unable to make it to a safe shelter, either get down in your car and cover your head, or abandon your car and seek shelter in a low lying area such as a ditch or ravine.
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Plumbing Work Ignites Wall

Plumbing Work Ignites Wall

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO—On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 11:12 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 4300 block of SW Ward Road. The caller reported they were connecting pipe in a wall and set the insulation on fire. When the fire department arrived, smoke was visible from the outside of a two-story, single-family residence. The occupant was safe outside. Crews entered the structure and found moderate smoke...
The Lee’s Summit Fire Department reminds residents to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™” for Fire Prevention Week

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department reminds residents to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™” for Fire Prevention Week

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department reminds residents to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™” for Fire Prevention Week
The Lee’s Summit Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention WeekTM campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire SafetyTM.” This year’s campaign, October 3-9th, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe....
Garage Fire Heavily Damages Home

Garage Fire Heavily Damages Home

Garage Fire Heavily Damages Home
On Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 10:17 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1100 Block of NE Noeleen Court. The occupant reported a fire in the garage and the house was being evacuated When the fire department arrived, the garage of the split-level, single-family home was heavily involved in fire and rapidly spreading up the front of the house to the floor above. The occupants of the house were safe...
Lee’s Summit Fireworks Regulations for Fourth of July

Lee’s Summit Fireworks Regulations for Fourth of July

In the City of Lee’s Summit, residents with a fireworks permit may discharge approved fireworks on July 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; July 4 from 10 a.m. to midnight; and July 5 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. within city limits. A fireworks permit is free and can be obtained at City Hall, approved consumer fireworks tents or the City’s website. The City’s ordinance allows the possession and use of certain approved consumer fireworks (1.4G) within city...
Deck Fire Spreads To House

Deck Fire Spreads To House

Deck Fire Spreads To House
LEE'S SUMMIT, MO—On Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 11:12 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1200 Block of SE Rosehill Drive. The neighbor behind the house reported a fire on the deck. When the fire department arrived, smoke and fire was visible from the back of the one-story, single-family residence. The occupants were safe outside. Crews quickly knocked down the fire on the deck as other crews...
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