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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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Business Damaged by a Truck Fire Inside the Building

Business Damaged by a Truck Fire Inside the Building

  LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 4:16 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to 1150 SE Hamblen Road for an automatic fire alarm. When crews arrived, they found the service garage at Sutton Trucking filled with thick smoke and upgraded the incident to a structure fire. Crews entered the smoke-filled service area and located a fire in a commercial truck.  The sprinkler system had activated over the truck and...
Fire Damages South Lee’s Summit Home

Fire Damages South Lee’s Summit Home

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to 3900 Block of SE Doc Henry Road for a reported structure fire. The caller reported a fire under the siding of the house and in the basement. The house was being evacuated. When crews arrived, there was nothing visible from the outside of a two-story, single-family home. The occupants had extinguished the fire on the outside of the house....
Jackson County Issues Stay-At-Home Order Effective March 24

Jackson County Issues Stay-At-Home Order Effective March 24

Based on the urgency of the COVID-19 public health emergency, Jackson County has issued a stay-at-home order effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24. The order is necessary to slow the rapid progression of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible. It will stay in effect through April 24 and may be extended based on recommendations from public health officials. All individuals currently living within Jackson County are ordered to stay at home at their place of...
Jackson County to Issue Stay-At-Home Order to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Jackson County to Issue Stay-At-Home Order to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Based on the urgency of the COVID-19 public health emergency, it is our understanding that Jackson County will issue a stay-at-home order effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24. The order is necessary to slow the rapid progression of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible. It will stay in effect for 30 days and may be extended based on recommendations from public health officials. Residents will be required to stay at home except for travel to meet basic needs or...
Mayor Bill Baird Declares a State of Emergency in Lee’s Summit in Response to COVID-19

Mayor Bill Baird Declares a State of Emergency in Lee’s Summit in Response to COVID-19

Mayor Bill Baird has issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency in Lee’s Summit in response to COVID-19. This 30-day declaration will help expedite emergency response efforts, allow the City to quickly procure needed resources and alter policies and processes in order to protect public health and safety. “The declaration helps the City obtain the tools necessary to respond quickly and effectively to this unprecedented public health...
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