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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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Protect Yourself From The Extreme Cold

Protect Yourself From The Extreme Cold

Protect Yourself From The Extreme Cold
The extreme cold is expected to stick around another couple days, and with wind chill temperatures well below zero, frostbite and hypothermia are very serious threats. If you must go outside make sure you are prepared and limit your time outside much as possible. It is best to stay indoors, along with your pets. Check on family, friends, and neighbors who are at risk and may need assistance. Older adults and young children are more at risk in extreme cold. For...
Lee's Summit Police Identify Woman Killed in Overnight Fire

Lee's Summit Police Identify Woman Killed in Overnight Fire

  Lee’s Summit, Mo – Detectives with the Lee’s Summit Police Department have completed the initial investigation into the deadly house fire in the 1500 block of SW 6th Street overnight.  With assistance from the Missouri Fire Marshal’s Office and the Lee’s Summit Fire Department the fire was determined to be accidental in nature.  The Police Department has identified the victim as 75 year old Nancy Bailey who lived at...
Fatal House Fire Overnight

Fatal House Fire Overnight

 LEE'S SUMMIT, MO—On Thursday, January 17, 11:22 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported automatic residential alarm in the 1500 Block of SW 6th Street. When the fire department arrived, smoke was visible from a single-story, single family residence and the call was upgraded to a structure fire for additional equipment and personnel. Firefighters entered the house and found heavy smoke conditions on the inside. As they...
Overnight Fire Damages Duplex

Overnight Fire Damages Duplex

On Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at 3:04 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 500 Block of NE Fernwood Circle. The resident of the involved duplex came home from work and was met by heavy smoke as they tried to open the front door. They went to the neighbor’s unit to alert them to the fire and have had them call 911 and report a person still inside. The person still inside the duplex had been asleep in a bedroom...
Groundbreaking Event for Lee’s Summit Fire Station No. 3

Groundbreaking Event for Lee’s Summit Fire Station No. 3

Groundbreaking Event for Lee’s Summit Fire Station No. 3
The City of Lee’s Summit and the Lee’s Summit Fire Department will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. to celebrate the upcoming construction of a new Fire Station No. 3. The ceremony is open to the public and will be held at 2020 NW O’Brien Road.  Site work will begin in the next few weeks and construction of the 16,000-square-foot station will begin once that is substantially complete. The new facility will be located north...
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