Severe weather class offered
As the spring severe weather season nears, Johnson County citizens are invited to attend the annual severe weather training program from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 13 in the auditorium at Olathe East High School, 14545 West 127th St.
The program is free and open to the public.
The program is being sponsored by the Johnson County Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and the National Weather Service.
The training will include educating citizens about safety considerations in responding to severe weather; defining weather terminology, such as types of weather alerts and warnings; discussing the role of the National Weather Service in forecasting, tracking, and informing the public about severe weather activities; and explaining the role of Emergency Management in time of severe weather and Johnson County's early warning siren system.
Citizens also are encouraged to establish or review their emergency plans in the event that a tornado or severe thunderstorm strikes while they are at home, at work or any other location frequented.
Information about setting up an emergency plan will also be available at the program.
More information about the annual severe weather training and how to create an emergency plan is available by calling Clarin Blessing, assistant director of training and education for the Department of Emergency Management, at (913) 715-1002.