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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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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...
Know Where to Take Shelter

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...
Lee's Summit Fire Department Hosting Two Recruiting Open Houses

Lee's Summit Fire Department Hosting Two Recruiting Open Houses

Lee's Summit Fire Department Hosting Two Recruiting Open Houses

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department is seeking qualified applicants for the positions of Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic and will host two Open House events to provide an opportunity for anyone interested in a career with the Lee’s Summit Fire Department.   

 

Jackson County Severe Weather Symposium March 16

Jackson County Severe Weather Symposium March 16

Jackson County Severe Weather Symposium March 16
This year’s severe weather season is expected to be an active one. To learn more about severe weather awareness, attend the Jackson County Emergency Preparedness/National Weather Service Severe Weather Symposium on Saturday, March 16, at Crown Pointe Church, 5959 NE Lakewood Way. The doors open at 8:30, browse displays and register until the presentation begins at 9:30 a.m. This is a great to opportunity to learn how to identify and describe severe...
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