Early warnings can help minimize the risk of injury or death because of severe weather in Kansas. Buying a weather radio, often referred to as a NOAA (“Noah”) weather radio, is an important first step in making sure you are prepared.
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There are six basics you should stock in your home, in case of an emergency:
There are many organizations to help you during a disaster or help you recover from one, including Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN). The mission of EDEN is to reduce the impact of disasters through research-based education.
Other organizations that can help before, during and after an emergency include the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, National Weather Service, and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management. It's also a good idea to know your local emergency resources and post their telephone numbers somewhere in your home – a place where the whole family can see it.