Statewide Tornado Drill Set For Tuesday at 10 A.m.

Kansans are being urged to take part in the statewide tornado safety drill today at 10 a.m. If severe weather is imminent, the backup date for the tornado drill will be Thursday, March 9 at 10 a.m.

People are encouraged to check their home emergency kit to make sure it has everything they need. Replace outdated items, make sure flashlights and battery-operated radios are working, and test the backup batteries. If you don’t have an emergency kit, now is a good time to start putting one together.

There are many good checklists available online to use as guidelines for putting a kit together including KSReady.gov. Make sure you have the basics such as water, high-energy snacks and first aid supplies.

This week is also a good time to sit down with your family and review your home emergency plan.

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Now in his third year as News Director at KD-Country 94 and Z-96.3 The Lake, Chad is a jack of not all, but many trades. He spent previous years of his working life in hotel management, event planning, security, the aviation industry, staff writing for a newspaper, and as a small business owner. He began doing play-by-play of high school sports for KDNS and KZDY in 2009 and came to work full time for the stations in July of 2015.

He is a single-father of an eight year old daughter and enjoys spending his free time with her. His favorite activities include attending live music and sporting events as well as being a singer/songwriter. A natural conversationalist, he also enjoys a good discussion/debate on a myriad of topics from current events and politics to sports and philosophy. He resides in Beloit with his daughter and continues to write sports and meeting stories for the local newspaper.