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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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Apartment Building Fire

Apartment Building Fire

Apartment Building Fire
             LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— On Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 7:29 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 500 Block of SW Mission Rd. Multiple callers reported smoke and fire coming from the apartment building.   When the fire department arrived, the front of the two-story, four-unit apartment building was well involved in fire. The stairs on the front of the...
Fire Damages Townhome

Fire Damages Townhome

On Tuesday, July 07, 2020 at 1:13 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 500 Block of NE Newport Drive. A neighbor reported smoke and fire coming from the townhome.   When the fire department arrived, smoke and fire were coming from the back of the two-story, four-unit townhome. All occupants were out of the building. Fire crews made their initial attack on the fire from inside the building. The fire had...
Use Fireworks Safely to Prevent Fires and Injuries

Use Fireworks Safely to Prevent Fires and Injuries

Use Fireworks Safely to Prevent Fires and Injuries
Due to the COVID-19 virus, many professional Fourth of July fireworks displays have been cancelled and as an alternative, people have purchased their own fireworks to celebrate the holiday, but If you’re not careful, your backyard celebration can end up with a trip to the hospital for a fireworks-related injury.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were an estimated 10,000 reported fireworks-related injuries and 12 deaths...
Fire Spreads to House from Faulty Fireplace

Fire Spreads to House from Faulty Fireplace

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— On Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 9:04 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 300 Block of SW Seagull Street. The occupants were using the fireplace when the smoke alarms activated and they noticed smoke coming from the wood chimney enclosure around the fireplace flue. When the fire department arrived, light smoke was visible from the back of the one and a half-story, single-family...
Fireworks in Lee’s Summit

Fireworks in Lee’s Summit

As the Fourth of July 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 fireworks permit may shoot approved fireworks on July 3 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11 p.m., July 4 between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight, and July 5 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11...
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