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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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Cooking Fire Contained to Garage

Cooking Fire Contained to Garage

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO—On Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 5:57 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 5600 Block of NE Hidden Meadow Circle. A neighbor noticed the fire, called 911, and alerted the occupants of the house. When the fire department arrived, smoke and fire was coming from the garage of a two-story, single- family house. All of the occupants were reported to be safe outside. Firefighters quickly extinguished...
Burning Leaves and Yard Waste is Prohibited

Burning Leaves and Yard Waste is Prohibited

Burning Leaves and Yard Waste is Prohibited

Just a reminder, the burning of yard waste is prohibited in the City of Lee's Summit. This includes burning yard waste in fire pits and patio fireplaces.

Please dispose of leaves and other yard waste properly!
 

Fire Heavily Damages Lee's Summit Home

Fire Heavily Damages Lee's Summit Home

Fire Heavily Damages Lee's Summit Home
On Monday, October 12, 2020, at 7:46 p.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 800 Block of NE Bryant Drive. The occupants of the home were alerted when the smoke alarms sounded and the doorbell started to ring. An investigation by the occupants found smoke on the second floor coming from the attic. The occupants called 911 and evacuated the house. When the fire department arrived, heavy smoke was coming from the...
As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, Lee’s Summit Fire Department remind residents: “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!™

As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, Lee’s Summit Fire Department remind residents: “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!™

As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, Lee’s Summit Fire Department remind residents: “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!™
Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10, and the Lee’s Summit Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.  According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires...
Closed Bedroom Door Gives Time To Escape Fire

Closed Bedroom Door Gives Time To Escape Fire

Closed Bedroom Door Gives Time To Escape Fire
LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— On Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 3:30 a.m. the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 1200 Block of NE Country Lane. The occupant was awakened by the smoke alarms. The closed bedroom door kept out the heat and smoke that blocked his escape down the hallway. The occupant was able to get out of the house from a bedroom window and go to a neighbor’s house and have them call 911. When the...
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