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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 local storms to the NWS. Residential storm spotters are a part of the ranks of citizens who form the first line of defense against severe weather. There will be several interesting and well known speakers to talk about what you can do to be better informed and prepared.

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On Friday, January 17 at approximately 5:10 a.m., Pumper 5 was traveling southbound on SW Ward Rd. near SW Stuart Rd., when it encountered icy road conditions and rolled onto its side. There were no injuries to the crew and no other vehicles involved. There is significant damage to the vehicle. Pumper 5 was returning to Station 5 on M-150 Highway after providing coverage at another station that was out fighting a structure fire. The Lee’s Summit Police...
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The Outdoor Warning Sirens are normally tested on the first Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. Due to inclement weather and the Chiefs Parade on February 5th, the monthly test was postponed to Wednesday, February 12, at 11:00 a.m., weather permitting. 

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LEE'S SUMMIT, MO—On Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:46 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to the Lee’s Summit Medical Center, 2100 SE Blue Parkway for a reported chemical spill. Hospital staff discovered a spilled material in the pathology lab and sealed off the area. When the fire department arrived, it was determined the spill was contained to the pathology lab and there was no immediate threat to the remainder of the...
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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...
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