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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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City of Lee’s Summit Names New Fire Chief

City of Lee’s Summit Names New Fire Chief

City of Lee’s Summit Names New Fire Chief
The City of Lee’s Summit is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Snider as the City’s new fire chief. This selection follows the March 2019 retirement of Rick Poeschl.  The City conducted an extensive national search that resulted in over 48 well-qualified and exemplary applicants. Leading candidates participated in a highly competitive and comprehensive interview process, which included multiple panel interviews with stakeholders,...
NEWS RELEASE- Kitchen Fire Causes Extensive Damage

NEWS RELEASE- Kitchen Fire Causes Extensive Damage

NEWS RELEASE- Kitchen Fire Causes Extensive Damage
LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at 9:45 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1811 NW Killarney Lane. The resident reported a fire in the kitchen that was spreading. The house was being evacuated, but the pets were still inside. When the fire department arrived, heavy smoke was visible from the roof of the one-story, single family residence. The resident was safe outside. The fire...
Several Overnight Structure Fires

Several Overnight Structure Fires

Several Overnight Structure Fires
NEWS RELEASE                          June 23, 2019   0920 CDT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact person: Assistant Chief Jim Eden Lee’s Summit Fire Department        (816)...
Fireworks in Lee's Summit

Fireworks in Lee's Summit

Fireworks in Lee's Summit
As July 4th approaches, thoughts turn to outdoor events and of course fireworks. Make sure your Independence Day activities do not turn tragic by following some simple rules and safety guidelines. In the City of Lee’s Summit, residents with a city permit may shoot approved fireworks on July 2 and 3 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11 p.m., and on July 4 between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight. Approved fireworks may be purchased within the city...
Basement Fire Damages Home

Basement Fire Damages Home

Basement Fire Damages Home
LEE'S SUMMIT, MO — On Monday, June 10, 2019 at 3:53 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 800 Block of SE 13 Street. The occupant was awakened by the smoke alarms and found the house filling with smoke. After a brief attempt to fight the fire in the basement the occupant left the house and had a neighbor call 911. There were no other occupants in the house. The neighbor reported smoke coming from the...
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